The Delhi high court on Tuesday set aside the trial court’s discharge of student leaders Sharjeel Imam, Safoora Zargar, Asif Iqbal Tanha and eight others in the Jamia violence case of 2019 while charging them under rioting, unlawful assembly and other offences.

The court said that prima facie, as seen in video the student leaders were in the first line of the mob and they were raising slogans of “Delhi police murdabad”, adding that they consciously chose to be a part of the unlawful assembly.

Justice Swarna Kanta Sharma in her judgment said that the students were carrying dandas in their hands and climbed the barricades to march towards Parliament despite several warnings by the police.

The student leaders include Safoora Zargar, Sharjeel Imam, Aasif Iqbal Tanha, Chanda Yadav, Mohd Abuzar, Umair Ahmad, Mohd Shoaib, Mahmood Anwar, Mohd Qasim, Bilal Nadeem and Shahzar Raza Khan.

According to Live Law, the HC has said that charges be framed against Mohd Qasim, Mahmood Anwar, Shahzar Raza Khan, Umar Ahmad, Mohd. Bilal Nadeem, Sharieel Imam and Chanda Yadav under sections 143, 147,149, 1 86,353,427 of IPC including section 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. They have been discharged of rest of the offences as per FIR…

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