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Sharjeel Imam vs State Of Nct Of Delhi on 10 July, 2020

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1. The challenge in this petition is to the order dated April
25, 2020 passed by the Roster Judge, Patiala House Courts, New
Delhi, whereby the Court on an application / report submitted by
the learned Addl. Public Prosecutor (‘APP’ for short) extended
the period of investigation for further 90 days totalling to 180
days. The challenge is also to the order passed on the Bail

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application No. 1051/2020, under Section 167 (2) of Cr.P.C.,
which was dismissed on the ground that the period of
investigation has been extended.
2. The facts in brief are that an FIR bearing no. 22/2020 is
registered against the petitioner on January 25, 2020 at PS-
Crime Branch, New Delhi under Section 124A/153A/505 of the
Indian Penal Code (‘IPC’, for short) with regard to speeches
made in the area of Jamia on December 13, 2019. The said
speech was shared on social media. Another speech was
uploaded on twitter handle and on different websites in which
he is seen addressing gathering in Aligarh Muslim University.
According to the State, the petitioner is accused of offence
relating to sedition, promoting enmity between groups on the
ground of religion and indulging in unlawful activities to cause
disaffection towards India. It appears FIRs have also been
registered at places like Assam, Imphal and Itanagar. The
petitioner was arrested from Jehanabad, Bihar on January 28,
2020. On a transit remand he was brought to Delhi. On January
29, 2020, he was produced before the Chief Metropolitan
Magistrate, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi and was remanded
to police custody for five days till February 3, 2020. On
February 3, 2020, the police custody was extended for three
more days till February 6, 2020. He spent six more days in
police custody till February 12, 2020. The police custody was
further extended till February 26, 2020.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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