Delhi: The alleged co-ordinator of the protest at Shaheen Bagh and JNU researcher Sharjeel Imam, accused of treason, was to be produced in the Patiala House Court on Wednesday. The accused, accused of conspiring to break the country, was later produced at the residence of the Metropolitan Magistrate of Saket Court amid tight security due to apprehension of the performance of the lawyers demanding a stringent punishment and a tense atmosphere.
Police have taken Sharjeel on remand for five days. After this, the police took him to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for investigation. At the same time, during the interrogation, the secret of demonstrations in Shaheen Bagh and its connection with the anti-national elements is expected to be revealed.
In Patiala House Court, the lawyers shouted slogans calling Sharjeel a traitor. A strict punishment was demanded by putting up posters. The heavy police force and CRPF were deployed in view of heavy opposition and tense atmosphere.
Cases have been registered against Sharjeel in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Assam and other states in seditious sections including sedition. The police brought him from Patna to Delhi on Wednesday after his arrest on Tuesday from Jehanabad in Bihar.
Here, Kanhaiya Kumar has targeted the central government over the arrest of Sharjeel Imam, accused of making inflammatory speeches in many parts of the country. Kanhaiya Kumar, while referring to the controversial speech of Union Minister Anurag Thakur, said that if the case was filed against Sharjeel, why was there no sedition case filed against Anurag Thakur for making such a statement.
Kanhaiya has also said that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is working to put oil in the fire. While addressing a rally against the CAA and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Tuesday at Pathri in Parbhani, Maharashtra, Kanhaiya alleged that Modi and Shah had tried to create a confrontation between Hindus and Muslims during the Gujarat elections. Now they are trying the same tactics in the country.
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