New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday sent Sharjeel Imam, named as an "instigator" by Delhi Police in its charge-sheet on “violent” protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at New Friends Colony here last year, to judicial custody till March 3.
Imam was arrested on sedition charges last month in a separate case.
The police has filed the charge-sheet before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gurmohina Kaur, naming Imam as an “instigator” of the violence, attaching CCTV footage, call detail records and statements of over 100 witnesses as evidence.
The court had on Monday sent Imam to one-day custody of Delhi Police in the case as it wanted to quiz him because an accused - Furkan - in the December 15, 2019 violence case has alleged in his disclosure statement that he was provoked by Imam's speeches.
The police had earlier told the court that Furkan was arrested on the basis of a CCTV footage which showed him carrying a container allegedly containing petrol.
Four people were arrested in the case on December 16 and sent to judicial custody. Furkan was arrested later.
Imam, who came into the limelight during the ongoing protests at Shaheen Bagh against the CAA and the National Register of Citizens, was arrested from Bihar's Jehanabad on January 28 in a separate case for allegedly making inflammatory speeches at the Jamia Millia Islamia University here and in Aligarh.
A case was registered against him on sedition and other charges on January 26.