Delhi Police file FIR against Sharjeel ImamJanuary 26, 2020 15:01
The Delhi Police on Sunday registered a case against Sharjeel Imam for a controversial comment he made in a speech delivered in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, on January 16.
This is the third FIR in the case. Earlier, the Aligarh Police had registered an FIR, and another one was lodged in Assam.
Aligarh SSP Akash Kulhari said Sharjeel had gone underground in fear of being arrested.
The Delhi Police has registered a case against Sharjeel Imam under sections related to making a provocative speech.
The Aligarh Police registered a case against Sharjeel Imam for a controversial speech at an anti-CAA protest where he called upon people to "agitate and cut off Assam and the Northeast from rest of India". The video of the speech has gone viral on social media. This speech was believed to be made by Sharjeel Imam in Aligarh.
Sharjeel Imam's speech triggered a row, with the Bharatiya Janata Party terming its content as "anti-national" and the Assam government and UP Police filing cases against him.
On Sunday, Aligarh Police said that efforts were on to arrest Sharjeel Imam, who had "gone underground".
"Sharjeel Imam has gone underground. Efforts are on to nab him," Aligarh SSP Akash Kulhari said.