The Uttar Pradesh (UP) has levelled serious charges against Sharjeel Imam saying his contentious speech resulted in the looting of temple donation boxes. The UP Government has told the Supreme Court that the FIR lodged by the UP Police against Imam should not be clubbed with ones lodged in Delhi, Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, Times Now News reported.
According to the report, the UP Police said that his 16th January' anti-Hindu hate' speech in Aligarh led to large scale arson during which temple donation boxes were looted.
Imam came into limelight for giving an inflammatory speech in Delhi's Jamia over Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) on December 13 and subsequently on January 16 at Aligarh Muslim University, where he allegedly threatened to "cut off" Assam and the rest of the northeast from the country.
In February, the Delhi Police said that Imam was spreading false information over the new Citizenship Law (CAA) and was also trying to instigate people by claiming that Muslims were being put in the detention camps and killed in Assam.
The police sources connected to the probe said that he was trying to spread fear among Muslims by claiming that they were on the Government's radar and also provoked Muslims by raising the issues of Babri Masjid and Jammu & Kashmir.