A bench of Justices Bela M Trivedi and Satish Chandra Sharma deferred the matter as senior advocate Kapil Sibal, for Khalid and Additional Solicitor General SV Raju were not available.
Delhi riots: HC lists bail pleas by JNU student activist Sharjeel Imam, others for fresh hearing in Jan
He and others have been booked under the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and provisions of the IPC for allegedly being the "masterminds" of the February 2020 riots.
The petition contended that Imam has been in custody since January 28, 2020, and completed more than three years and six months in jail.
On September 30, 2022, Imam was granted regular bail in the present FIR by the trial court but he continues to remain in jail on account of his custody in other cases.
Sharjeel Imam is facing prosecution in several cases arising from the violence following the anti-CAA protests carried out in the city in December 2019.