By Muslim Mirror Staff
New Delhi, May 17: Asif Iqbal Tanha a student leader of Jamia Millia Islamia has been arrested and sent to judicial custody
Asif was detained by Delhi Police on Saturday evening. He was taken for interrogation by Special Cell of Delhi Police but later arrested by Crime Branch, Chanakyapuri. He was produced before the Duty Magistrate in Saket Court on Sunday.
Crime Branch requested for three days police remand for Asif which was rejected by the magistrate.
Before his arrest he has been called for interrogation as many as four times by the the Crime Branch.
Asif , a student of BA (Persian ) was associated with the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC), which organised weeks of peaceful protests in the capital against a citizenship law passed last December.
“This is yet another attempt by the Delhi Police to throttle democratic voices that were vocal against the Citizenship Amendments Act (CAA) and to implicate them in the false cases, while the real perpetrators of the violence go scot free’ said a statement of United Against Hate.
Two JMI students Meeran Haider and Safoora Zargar are already in judicial custody in connection with the case registered against them in February.
Zargar, a 27-year-old M.Phil. student of JMI, is over three months pregnant, was arrested by the Delhi Police’s special cell on 10 April. She was later denied bail and, on 21 April, charged under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
Meeran Haider (35), a PhD student at Jamia, is the president of RJD youth wing’s Delhi unit.