Sharjeel Imam to be produced before magistrate at residence


New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) JNU student Sharjeel Imam, who was arrested from Bihar for allegedly giving inflammatory speeches, will be produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Patiala House courts, at his residence on Wednesday evening, police said.

"Due to security reasons, we will be producing him at the CMM Patiala House court's residence," a senior officer in Delhi Police's Crime Branch told IANS.

Imam will first be taken for a medical check-up.

Earlier in the day, Imam was brought to Delhi from Patna on a transit remand after he spent Tuesday night in a police lock-up there.

Delhi Police, who arrested him from Bihar's Jehanabad as he was about to escape from there on Tuesday and brought him to Patna, also questioned him in the lock-up. Imam, however, evaded most of the questions, sources said adding that his mobile phone has been seized for investigation.

Imam had been booked for sedition on January 26 after a video of his comments on Assam, shot on January 25 in Delhi, went viral on social media. Besides the Delhi Police, police in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Uttar Pradesh have also registered cases against him under various sections, including sedition.


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