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National News : Sharjeel Imam arrested over sedition charges on "cut off Assam" remark

Universal , 2020-01-28 5:16 PM
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Sharjeel Imam, a former student of JNU, was arrested in Bihar from Jehanabad. Sharjeel landed at Assam in a major controversy over a controversial comment. Sharjeel Imam had suggested in the controversial remark that Assam should be cut off from mainland India.

Several FIRs were reported over and charges of sedition were imposed on Sharjeel for his alleged remarks.

Sedition cases have been lodged at five states across the country against Sharjeel Imam.

Delhi Police arrested him from Bihar on Tuesday after he had been on the run for 4-5 days after his speech video went viral, says India Today.

Earlier on Jamia Milia Islamia campus, police claimed he had given an "offensive" speech and lodged an FIR against him in the National Capital.

Another case was lodged in Assam under the strict anti-terror law against him, citing Imams ' comment that Assam could be "severed from India, even if by the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) for a few months."

Police had lodged FIRs against the JNU scholar in Manipur, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, too.

Updated by: News Sources 2020-01-28 5:16 PM