Student leader Sharjeel Usmani gets bail

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By Muslim Mirror

New Delhi: Student leader  Sharjeel Usmani,  was released on Tuesday after getting bail in two cases registered against him in relation to the December 15, 2019, anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protests in the campus.

Usmani is a third year political science students at Aligarh Muslim University.

He was arrested on July 8 this year from his hometown Azamgarh.

A sessions court in Aligarh granted him bail in cases number 682 and 697 in which he was charged under several sections of the IPC including rioting, disobedience of an order promulgated by a public servant and assault on a public servant.

“The bail conditions are hereby allowed subject to the conditions that the accused will not tamper with the evidence and he will be present either personally or through his council before the trial court when he is asked as such,” the court said.

Usmani  was arrested  from his house in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh by the UP police and his phones and laptop were seized. He was also charged under the Goonda Act for allegedly causing hurt to a police officer. The police claim that Usmani, who was leading a protest against the CAA in the university, and other students pelted stones at and injured police. The students, meanwhile, accuse the police of unleashing violence on students who were protesting peacefully.

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