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Delhi Police moves HC against discharge of Sharjeel Imam in 2019 Jamia violence case

Updated on: 07 February,2023 04:41 PM IST  |  New Delhi
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Delhi's Saket court on Saturday discharged Sharjeel Imam, Asif Iqbal Tanha, Safoora Zargar and eight other accused in the Jamia Millia Islamia University violence case registered in 2019

Delhi Police moves HC against discharge of Sharjeel Imam in 2019 Jamia violence case

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Delhi Police has moved to the High Court against the discharge granted to Sharjeel Imam and other accused in the Jamia violence case.


Delhi's Saket court on Saturday discharged Sharjeel Imam, Asif Iqbal Tanha, Safoora Zargar and eight other accused in the Jamia Millia Islamia University violence case registered in 2019.


However, the court had directed to frame charges against Mohd Iliyas alias Allen in the matter.


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The trial court had made serious remarks in the case. The court had said that the accused were made scapegoats in the matter.

The court had said that Delhi Police had no evidence against the accused persons.

This case pertains to violence in Jamia and surrounding areas in December 2019. Violence erupted after a clash between people protesting against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the police. A case was registered at Jamia Nagar police station and Delhi Police had made 12 persons accused in the case. Delhi Police charged the accused with offences of rioting and unlawful assembly and Section 143, 147, 148, 149, 186, 353, 332, 333, 308, 427, 435, 323, 341, 120B and 34 of IPC were invoked in the FIR.

Sharjeel was granted bail in 2021.

However, Sharjeel Imam will remain in custody as he is accused in the Delhi riots larger conspiracy case and a sedition case.

His bail in the larger conspiracy case and sedition case was dismissed by the Karkardooma court.

Meanwhile, a 19-year-old snatcher gave the police the slip while they were taking him to a prison, officials said on Tuesday.

The accused has been identified as Karan, a resident of Ram Bagh, Ranjeet Nagar.

He was arrested on Monday in connection with a snatching case registered at the Ranjeet Nagar police station. He was produced before a court which sent him to judicial custody, a senior police officer said.

While he was being taken to Tihar jail in the custody of head constables Narender and Ravinder, the accused managed to free himself from their clutches and escaped. A case has been registered in this regard and further investigation is underway, the officer said.

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