Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) scholar Sharjeel Imam has been arrested by Police. Sharjeel has been arrested from Jehanabad in Bihar by Crime Branch of Delhi Police and Bihar Police on Tuesday afternoon.
Earlier on Monday night, his brother and friend were detained by the police. Sharjeel was searched by Delhi, Bihar, Assam, Arunachal, Manipur and Uttar Pradesh police. A case of treason is registered against him.
JNU Student Sharjeel Imam has been arrested from Jahanabad,Bihar by Delhi Police. Imam had been booked for sedition by Police. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/RJgtGNYH4c— ANI (@ANI) January 28, 2020
JNU PhD student Sharjeel Imam came to light when a controversial video of him surfaced on social media. Police of 6 states had filed a case against Sharjeel Imam for this video. Police of several states including Delhi, UP were searching for Sharajeel Imam.
The crime branch of Delhi Police and Bihar Police carried out the operation on the basis of the lead received from the interrogation of Sharjeel’s brother. Jehanabad SP has confirmed the arrest of Sharjeel Imam.
Sharjeel Imam had given a statement in a video to cut Assam from rest of India. In the second video, Sharjeel appealed to the Muslims to block the roads all over the country.
He said, “ If 5 lakhs muslims are organised then we can cut the North-east from rest of India. Our responsibility is to cut the Assam from India then Govt will hear our voice. If we have to help the Assam then we will have to cut the Assam from rest of India.”
Siliguri corridor is called the Chicken neck of India which connects Northeast India to rest of India. pic.twitter.com/DL4Md9LKVc— Indian Military Updates (@MilitaryUpdate_) January 24, 2020
Jehanabad district of Bihar is the original residence of Sharjeel Imam. Sharjeel’s parents and brothers live here. According to the report, for the last four days, Sharjeel Imam was hiding around Jehanabad.
According to Sharjeel Imam Facebook Profile, He is an Ex-student of IIT Bombay and studies history in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He has studied Computer Science at IIT Bombay and has been a columnist with website The Wire, The Quint and even FirstPost.