JNU Activist Sharjeel Imam Granted Bail; Here’s What Allahabad HC Said

Allahabad: While granting bail to Sharjeel Imam in a sedition case filed against him, the Allahabad High Court said that Imam’s speech at the Aligarh Muslim University neither gave the call for anyone to bear arms nor incited any violence.

On Saturday, Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh granted bail to Imam who was booked under sections 124A, 153A, 153B and 505(2) of the IPC at Civil Lines Police Station in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district.

“Having heard learned counsel for the parties and having perused the record, without referring to the exact allegation made against the applicant, it may be noted that on an undisputed basis neither the applicant called anyone to bear arms nor any violence was incited as a result of the speech delivered by the applicant,” Justice Singh was quoted as saying in the bail order by news agency PTI.

“In view of the above, without expressing any opinion on the final merits of the case, let the applicant involved in the aforesaid crime be released on bail on his furnishing a personal bond of ₹ 50,000 with two sureties of the like amount to the satisfaction of the court concerned,” the judge added.

Imam was arrested after he was accused of making an inflammatory speech at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) during the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

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