FILE IMAGE: Former JNU student Sharjeel Imam being brought to Guwahati by Assam Crime Branch and Delhi police from Tihar Jail for his alleged controversial remark on North East states on February 20, 2020. Photo: PTI

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday, September 30, granted bail to JNU scholar Sharjeel Imam in a sedition case in which he was accused of instigating the violence at Jamia Millia Islamia University in 2019.

Additional Sessions Judge Anuj Agrawal granted him relief in the matter.

Delhi Police invoked sections 124 A (sedition) and 153 A (promoting enmity between classes) of the Indian Penal Code against him, claiming a speech he delivered on December 13, led to violence at the New Friends Colony area.

Imam, who is in judicial custody since January 2020, will continue to remain in jail as Delhi Police also considers him an accused in the 2020 Delhi riots conspiracy case. Imam was arrested from Bihar’s Jehanabad on January 28, 2020. The Delhi riots took place in late February, 2020.

A prominent anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protester, Imam has a total of two cases pending against him in Delhi, his brother Muzzammil Imam has written on Twitter.

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