Sharjeel Imam (Photo Credit: ANI)
The Delhi Court on Monday extended the police remand of Sharjeel Imam, who has been arrested in a sedition case, for three more days. Earlier today, Imam was brought to the residence of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Purushottam Pathak at Saket Court premises.
Imam was arrested from Bihar’s Jehanabad on Tuesday for allegedly making inflammatory speeches at the Jamia Millia Islamia University here and in Aligarh. He was brought to Delhi on Wednesday.
The situation in the Patiala House Courts Complex was tense after the Delhi Police informed that Imam would be produced before the magistrate there. Some lawyers raised slogans against Imam, held up posters calling him a “traitor” and demanded that he be hanged.
One of the lawyers said, “We are here to protest against those who talk about breaking the country. All lawyers are united against such traitors. He does not deserve to be outside jail. Strict action should be taken against him.”
Heavy security, including CRPF personnel, was deployed outside the court premises.