The court had earlier taken cognisance of the offence under section 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against Imam, but deferred taking cognisance of offences under IPC sections.
Khalid asked people to rope in 'immigrants', tried to exploit Sharjeel Imam's 'religious fanaticism': Delhi Police
The police have claimed that the communal violence was a premeditated conspiracy allegedly hatched by former JNU student Umar Khalid and others.
The police filed the charge sheet before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat against Umar Khalid and Imam under relevant sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
To prosecute the accused under Section 13 of the UAPA, the Delhi Police needed sanction from the MHA and under Sections 16, 17 and 18 from the Delhi government.
The police officer added that prosecution sanction from the Union Home Ministry against Khalid in connection with the Delhi riots conspiracy case had also been received.
Imam was arrested in this case by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police on August 25.
Delhi Police in the charge sheet alleged that the protests against CAA and the state were never peaceful since its inception.
Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat sent him to jail after he was produced before the court through video conferencing.
Imam was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on Tuesday for allegedly being part of a premeditated conspiracy in connection to the riots during protests against the CAA.
On June 19, the top court had said it cannot pass any interim orders without seeing the replies of all the five states where FIRs were lodged against Imam.
The charge sheet was filed in the Patiala House Court. The court will now hear the matter on July 27, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime, Rajesh Deo said.
The plea said that five FIRs have been registered against him in different states in connection with two speeches given in Delhi and in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh.
Imam who has been lodged at the Central Jail in Guwahati since February 20 for seditious statements, has tested positive for Covid-19.
A former JNU student, Imam was booked under the UAPA for his alleged inflammatory speech in the wake of the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Sharjeel Imam was arrested on January 28 from Bihar’s Jehanabad district in the case related to violent protests against the CAA.