Shahnawaj Alam booked in two more cases linked to anti-CAA stir, says government

Shahnawaj Alam booked in two more cases linked to anti-CAA stir, says government

Written by Maulshree Seth
| Lucknow |

Printed: July 1, 2020 9:03:31 am


Shahnawaj Alam was named amongst others for protesting and elevating slogans towards the federal government. (Specific file picture by Vishal Srivastav)

Defending the Lucknow police motion of arresting Shahnawaj Alam in reference to the December 19 protests towards CAA and NRC, the BJP authorities on Tuesday stated that the arrested Congress chief was booked in two circumstances linked to the protests towards CAA-NRC in Lucknow.

As Congress leaders condemned Alam’s arrest, the federal government stated that moreover his position within the December 19 anti-CAA protests in Hazratganj space that had turned violent, the Congress chief was booked in two different circumstances associated to anti-CAA protests – one at Chowk and the opposite at Thakurganj police station on December 13.

As per one in every of these FIRs lodged on December 13 final 12 months at Chowk Police Station, “Shahnawaj Hussain, then of Rihai Manch” was named together with district president of AIMIM for allegedly taking out a “juloos (march)” and blocking the street resulting in King George Medical College (KGMU) for? about 40 minutes.

They have been booked upsetting breach of public peace, wrongful restrain and rioting with punishment for as much as two years of imprisonment.

Within the FIR lodged on the identical date at Thakurganj police station of Lucknow, Shahnawaj was named amongst others for protesting and elevating slogans towards the federal government. As per the FIR, the protesters have been sporting “green-coloured caps” and banners together with that of AIMIM saying “Musalmanon jaago, CAB vah NRC ab nahi to kab nahi”.

In addition to charging them below a number of part of the IPC, police booked them below IPC Part 124-A (sedition with imprisonment as much as three years).

Sources within the authorities stated that Alam was related to “Rihai Manch, which helps these arrested in terror circumstances”.

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