Assam Police to bring Sharjeel Imam to Guwahati on Thursday


Guwahati: Sedition accused and one of the key organisers of the Shaheen Bagh protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Sharjeel Imam will be brought to Guwahati on Thursday for interrogation.

A team of Assam Police have taken custody of Imam in New Delhi and are on their way to Guwahati. They boarded the Brahmaputra Mail around 11:40 PM yesterday night. They are scheduled to reach early tomorrow morning.

Sharjeel Imam found himself in a soup over his controversial remark to cut off Assam from India that got him arrested.

Sharjeel, is booked for sedition for his provocative speeches, stoking controversy with his “cut off Assam from India” remark. He has been slapped with charges of sedition and inciting enmity between communities under Sections 124A, 153A and 505 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Facing sedition charges in five states and being on the run for three days since one of his speech videos went viral; Sharjeel was finally arrested by Delhi Police from Jehanabad in Bihar on January 28.