Senior Advocate Trideep Pais said, "UAPA, POTA, PMLA are distrust of judiciary. These are enacted so that your (judiciary) hands are tied. This is a joke. No accused should be held in this FIR. This is a cooked-up FIR."
JNU student Sharjeel Imam, arrested for allegedly making inflammatory speeches during the protests against CAA, told a Delhi court on Monday that he cannot be hammered with sedition as his speeches did not call for violence.
Adv Shashank Shekhar Jha filed the plea in Supreme Court seeking a National Investigation Agency to probe into Congress Parties alleged "tool kit" to tarnish the image of Prime Minister Modi & Centre over handling of Covid pandemic.
A National Investigation Agency court on Thursday discharged Assam MLA Akhil Gogoi in the only pending UAPA and sedition case against him. He is clear of all charges and likely to walk out of jail soon, his lawyer said.
Gulfisha Fatima has been charged under various sections of UAPA for being involved in the riots that happened in the North East Delhi. It is alleged that she was part of a larger conspiracy behind inciting the Northeast Delhi Riots that took place in February 2020.
The accused have been in jail since October 7 last year in another case under Sections 153A (promoting enmity between groups), 295A (outraging religious feelings), 124A (sedition), 120B (conspiracy) of IPC, 17/18 of UAPA (raising funds for terrorist act) and under the IT Act.