The Delhi HC noted that Sharjeel Imam and Umar Khalid’s appeals will be heard together On May 6 since both are charged in the same case.
The Delhi High Court is set to hear the bail pleas of the JNU student leader Umar Khalid and Sharjeel Imam together on Friday. Last week the Delhi HC issued a notice to the Government of the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi over Sharjeel Imam’s fresh appeal challenging a trial court order which denied him bail in connection with the North East Delhi violence matter. Notably, JNU student leader Umar Khalid also moved an appeal in the same case.
The Delhi HC noted that Imam and Khalid’s appeal will be heard together On May 6 since both are charged in the same charge sheet of the same case. JNU students, Sharjeel Imam and Umar Khalid were allegedly linked to a case of ‘larger conspiracy’ behind the Delhi riots in 2020.
According to police, Imam allegedly delivered inflammatory speeches in Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, on December 13, 2019, and Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh, on January 16, 2020. On the other hand, Khalid’s provocative speech at Amaravati during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act made him an accused in the riot case. A clash between anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) and pro-CAA protesters in Northeast Delhi took a violent turn in February 2020 resulting in the deaths of 53 people.