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Sharjeel Imam arrested from Jehanabad, being brought to Delhi

Jan 29, 2020 10:03 IST

Former JNU student Sharjeel Imam, who landed in a controversy over his speech, has been arrested from Bihar's Jehanabad. Sedition cases were lodged against Sharjeel in five states and he was arrested in a joint operation by the Bihar police and the Delhi police crime branch. He is being questioned at an undisclosed location, after being produced before a local magistrate he will be flown to New Delhi for further questioning. In the controversial speech at an anti-CAA protest, Sharjeel Imam had suggested Assam be cut off from mainland India. Reacting to Sharjeel's arrest, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, the law of the land must prevail. "Nobody should do anything that is not in the interest of the nation. The accusations and the arrest, the court will decide on the matter," he said.

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