Kazakhstan envoy urges scholars to promote research for peace he Delhi Police on Thursday said they have arrested a Ph.D. scholar of Jamia Millia Islamia in connection with a case of rioting and criminal conspiracy pertaining to February’s communal violence in north-east Delhi that claimed 53 lives and leftover 400 others injured.
His alleged “involvement in the conspiracy to instigate the riots, funding the violence and the agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in Shaheen Bagh” is also being probed, officers privy to the case said.
Joint commissioner of police (special cell) Neeraj Thakur confirmed the arrest of Meeran Haider but did not share further details.
Haider is also the president of the youth wing of the Delhi unit of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). He is currently being interrogated in the special cell’s Lodhi Colony office.
A senior police officer from the special cell, who did not want to be named, said a notice was served to Haider, a resident of Jamia Nagar, on March 31, asking him to join the probe in the case of rioting and criminal conspiracy that was registered by the crime branch after the northeast Delhi riots. Haider was asked to reach the special cell’s Lodhi Colony office at 10 am on April 1 (Wednesday).
“We arrested Haider in the case, as we have enough evidence to prove the charges against him. His role in funding the riots and anti-CAA protests are being probed,” said the special cell officer cited above.
Jamia media coordinator Ahmed Azeem said that the University has not been informed about the incident by the police and denied to comment further.
The Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC), a group of alumni, alleged that the charges against Haider were baseless.
“Yesterday around 10 pm, men in uniform had approached his local residence enquiring about him. He was taken into custody at around 10:30 pm on Wednesday. The JCC demands that he must be immediately released as all charges against him are baseless,” said the committee in a statement.
On March 9, the special cell had arrested Mohammad Danish, a 33-year-old member of the Popular Front of India (PFI) in connection with the case on similar charges. Kazakhstan envoy urges scholars to promote research for peace Kazakhstan envoy urges scholars to promote research for peace he Delhi