JNU student Sharjeel Imam brought to Assam for interrogation, chief judicial magistrate's court sentences him to four days of police remand

Imam was brought to the city from New Delhi by train and then taken to a hospital for medical checkup

Press Trust of India February 21, 2020 11:42:02 IST
JNU student Sharjeel Imam brought to Assam for interrogation, chief judicial magistrate's court sentences him to four days of police remand
  • JNU student Sharjeel Imam, who was arrested on charges of sedition, was brought to Assam on Thursday evening for interrogation

  • Imam was brought to the city from New Delhi by train and then taken to a hospital for medical checkup

  • Imam was produced before the chief judicial magistrate's court which sent him to four day's police remand

Guwahati: JNU student Sharjeel Imam, who was arrested on charges of sedition, was brought to Assam on Thursday evening for interrogation.

JNU student Sharjeel Imam brought to Assam for interrogation chief judicial magistrates court sentences him to four days of police remand

Representational image. Reuters

Imam was brought to the city from New Delhi by train and then taken to a hospital for medical checkup, Guwahati Police Commissioner Munna Prasad Gupta told PTI.

After his checkup, Imam was produced before the chief judicial magistrate's court which sent him to four days police remand, he said. The police had sought 14 days' remand to interrogate him.

The student, who came into the limelight during the ongoing protests at Shaheen Bagh against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), was arrested from Bihar's Jehanabad on 28 January in a case of allegedly making inflammatory speeches at the Jamia Millia Islamia University and in Aligarh.

Imam was slapped with a sedition case after his alleged speeches went viral on social media wherein he was heard speaking about Assam's possible secession from the country in the wake of the CAA.

A case under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) has been registered against him in Assam.

On Tuesday, the Delhi police had named Imam as "instigator" in its charge sheet filed against 17 people in a case related to violence during protests against the CAA at New Friends Colony near Jamia Millia Islamia last year.

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