Imam had moved the court under section 436A of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), claiming that he had undergone one-half of the maximum period of imprisonment for the offences alleged against him and was entitled to bail
A Delhi court has issued summons to the deputy commissioner of police (crime) to appear before the court in the bail application of Sharjeel Imam in a sedition case. The court has listed the matter for December 9. The court observed that the absence of the special public prosecutor is causing witnesses to be discharged without examination. Sharjeel had sought bail under section 436A of CrPC in the case filed against him for allegedly making inflammatory speeches during the anti-CAA protests.