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Detained scholar Sharjeel Imam moves Delhi court seeking statutory bail in sedition case

New Delhi: The detained Indian scholar Sharjeel Imam has filed a plea in a Delhi court seeking statutory bail in a fake case registered against on him by BJP-led Indian government.

The case against scholar Sharjeel Imam was registered in a Delhi court for his speeches made against the controversial law, Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The cased against Imam, who was booked in 2020 by Delhi Police’s Special Branch, was initially registered for the offence of sedition. Later the black law, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) was invoked.

He has been in custody since January 28, 2020, and his argument is centered around the law that he has completed half of the maximum seven-year punishment. According to his application, he has spent three years and six months in judicial custody and thus should be entitled to statutory bail .

The application states that Imam is willing to provide reliable surety and adhere to any conditions upon his release. The plea is scheduled to be heard by Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat of Karkardooma Court on September 11.

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