New Delhi: Sharjeel Imam, who played a key role in Delhi's anti-Hindu riots through his provocative speeches, has been granted bail by Delhi's Saket court in a case. Saket court has granted bail to Sharjeel in a case of an inflammatory speech made in Jamia during the CAA-NRC protests in the year 2019. However, Sharjeel has been in jail since January 28, 2020, and will have to remain in jail for now.
Sharjeel Imam, a native of Bihar, is a student of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), the court has granted him bail on a personal bond of Rs 30,000. However, due to various other cases, Sharjeel will still remain in jail. He is facing many more cases under sedition and UAPA. The trial in these cases is going on in the Delhi High Court. In his inflammatory speeches, JNU student Sharjeel Imam had instigated Muslims to separate the northeastern states from the country by cutting the 'Chicken neck' located near Assam bordering Bangladesh, Bhutan and China. Apart from Delhi, cases were registered against Sharjeel under the UAPA in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur in the wake of his inflammatory speeches.
Earlier, Sharjeel Imam was granted bail on November 27, 2021, for making inflammatory speeches against the CAA law at Aligarh Muslim University. Sharjeel was accused of starting his speech with 'As-Salamu Alaikum', which is enough to prove that he was trying to incite a particular community. Imam was arrested from Jehanabad in Bihar on January 28, 2020, for making inflammatory speeches at Jamia Millia Islamia on December 13, 2019, and at AMU on January 16, 2020.