Fact Check: Sharjeel Imam Surrendered Himself To Police, Not Arrested

It has been reported everywhere that Sharjeel Imam was arrested, he, however, had surrendered.

Delhi   |   3 Feb 2020 6:58 AM GMT / Updated : 2020-04-27T15:13:13+05:30
Fact Check: Sharjeel Imam Surrendered Himself To Police, Not Arrested

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Activist Sharjeel Imam has been booked for sedition under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). He made headlines for his inflammatory speeches during the protests Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

It has been widely shared by social media posts that Sharjeel was arrested by police action.

Twitter was abuzz by the news of his arrest.


Claim

Sharjeel Imam was arrested by police action.

Fact Check

The claim is misleading

Sharjeel Imam had surrendered himself to the police.

He himself tweeted a picture of him going to surrender.


According to the Crime Branch officials of the Delhi Police, they, along with the Jehanabad police, had been conducting raids at his ancestral house for the last three days.

On January 27, the police interrogated his younger brother, Muzameel Imam and three other relatives to know about his whereabouts.

On January 26, the police searched Patna's Muslim dominated Subzibagh and Phulwarisharief area.

Imam was arrested in a sedition case for allegedly making 'inflammatory speech,' after he called for Assam to be cut off from the rest of India.

Therefore it can be confirmed that Sharjeel Imam surrendered to the police as opposed to being arrested through police action.


Also Read: Sedition Case Against Sharjeel Imam For 'Inflammatory Speech'

Claim Review :  Sharjeel Imam was arrested through police action.
Claimed By :  Social Media posts
Fact Check :  Misleading
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