The Delhi High Court on Tuesday ordered the trial court to decide the statutory bail plea filed by Sharjeel Imam in the Sedition case against him by February 17. .A Bench of Justices Suresh Kumar Kait and Manoj Jain passed the order while dealing with the bail plea filed by Imam. It is Imam's case that he has already spent four years in jail out of the maximum sentence of seven years and is, therefore, eligible for statutory bail. “We direct the trial court to decide and pronounce judgment in the said application within 10 days from the next date of hearing (February 7),” the Court ordered. The Bench added that if Imam is denied bail, he can file a fresh appeal in the High Court. .The case relates to the alleged inflammatory speeches made by Imam at Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Milia Islamia in Delhi while protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizenship (NRC).He was arrested in the case on January 28, 2020..In July 2022, the trial court had rejected his plea for interim bail in this case.His plea against the order framing Sedition and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) charges against him in the case will be heard by the High Court on March 8.