Delhi riots: Court sends Sharjeel Imam to 14-day custody in UAPA case

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Sharjeel Imam (Source: facebook)

A Delhi court Wednesday sent JNU student Sharjeel Imam, arrested under the stringent anti terror law -- Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, to judicial custody for 14 days in a case related to communal violence in north east Delhi in February.

Imam was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on August 25 for allegedly being part of a premeditated conspiracy in connection to the riots during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat sent him to jail after he was produced before the court through video conferencing.

The court had earlier sent him to police custody for three days.

Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.


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