Delhi’s Karkardooma court remanded 14-day judicial custody to Sharjil Imam, a student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), who is on police remand in a case involving north-east Delhi violence. The Special Cell of the Delhi Police arrested Sharjeel Imam on August 25 in a case related to the violence that erupted in north-east Delhi over opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Sharjil Imam, a PhD student at Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU) Center for Historical Studies, allegedly “pre-determined conspiracy” in connection with riots in north-east Delhi in February during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) Was arrested in the case under the Anti-Terrorism Act for being part of “.
Ahmed Ibrahim, the lawyer for Sharjeel Imam, said that Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat sent him to judicial custody for 14 days after being produced in court through video conference. Earlier, the court sent Sharjeel to police remand for three days.
53 people died in Delhi riots
Significantly, after clashes between supporters and opponents of the citizenship law, communal riots broke out in North East Delhi’s Jaffarabad, Maujpur, Babarpur, Ghonda, Chandbagh, Shiv Vihar, Bhajanpura, Yamuna Vihar areas on 24 February.
At least 53 people were killed and more than 200 people were injured in the violence. At the same time government and private property was also severely damaged. Huge mobs blew up houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump and threw stones at local people and police personnel.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police head constable Ratan Lal, who hails from Sikar, Rajasthan, was shot dead during the violence in Gokalpuri on 24 February and several policemen including DCP and ACP were seriously injured. Also, after killing IB officer Ankit Sharma, his body was thrown into the drain.