Social activists and Congress leader Sadaf Jafar, 36, was detained by police during a protest in Lucknow on December 19 while she was live on Facebook.
Her family claimed that she was brutally beaten up by police and kicked in the belly, which lead to internal bleeding. Police arrested Sadaf as she was shooting videos during the clashes. Sadaf also condemned the police for not stopping the destruction and vandalism.
Speaking to The Logical Indian, Sadaf’s sister Naheed Varma said: “We were all at the protest and lost sight of Sadaf as police resorted to violence. It was only after hours that we got to know that she had been arrested. She was booked under 14 false charges which include ‘sabotage,’ ‘attempt to murder,’ and ‘possession of explosives.’”