The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court in Guwahati on Monday sent Sharjeel Imam to four more days’ custody of Assam police.
Sharjeel Alam was arrested for his ‘cut-off Assam’ remarks during an anti-CAA rally at Shaheen Bagh in New Delhi,
On February 20, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) scholar Sharjeel Imam was sent by the court to 4-day custody of Assam police.
He was produced at the CJM’s court on Monday as the period of his earlier police custody was over.
However, the court extended the period of his police custody to another four days.
Imam was arrested by Delhi police from Bihar on January 20.
Following his derogatory remarks, the Assam police had registered a case against the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) scholar.
The crime branch of the Guwahati city police registered the case (no 1/2020) against Imam under sections of 13(1)/18 of UAPA and 153 (A), 153 (B), 124 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Sedition charges have been levelled against Imam for his ‘anti-national’ remarks during protests at Shaheen Bagh.
According to reports, the Guwahati city police also took Imam to a hospital for a medical check-up.
Guwahati city police Commissioner Munna Prasad Gupta said the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court sent Imam to four-day police custody.
He was handed over to an Assam police team earlier on Wednesday by the Patiala House Court.
The Assam police had taken JNU scholar Imam to Guwahati amidst tight security on Thursday evening.
Police in Manipur, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh had also lodged FIRs against the JNU scholar.