No coercive action against Sharjeel Usmani if he co-operates with investigation: Bombay High Court
Bar & Bench / by Neha Joshi
Usmani is accused of making hateful speeches before a gathering organised on January 30, 2021 to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon at Pune.
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed activist Sharjeel Usmani to appear before the Pune Police after being assured by the State that no coercive steps will be taken against him if he appears for interrogation.
Elgaar Parishad Speech Taken Out Of Context: Sharjeel Usmani Moves Bombay HC To Quash FIR
Live Law / by Sharmeen Hakim
Former Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) student leader, Sharjeel Usmani (23) has approached the Bombay High Court for quashing the FIR registered against him, in Pune, for his speech at the Elgaar Parishad.
On February 2, 2021, the Swargate Police station, Pune, registered an FIR against Usmani under section 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place..) of the IPC on a complaint by the secretary of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Pradeep Gawade. Gawde is a former member of ABVP.