If the Delhi Police Crime Branch had not caught Sharjeel Imam’s brother, he might have fled the country, said an officer on Monday. Sharjeel’s brother gave the clue to the police that he was hiding in the Imambara of Jahanabad, Bihar, near their house, the source said.
Sharjeel Imam, arrested on charges of treason after two videos of his seditious speeches surfaced, hid in an Imambara near his home in Bihar while police from several states were looking for him in different parts of the country. Finally, a team of Delhi Police Crime Branch nabbed him from the Imambara near his house.
An officer associated with the SIT of the Delhi Police Crime Branch said that police teams of Arunachal, Delhi, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Assam were following the trail of the Islamist provocateur. To avoid the police, Sharjeel Imam was following every trick that crossed his mind, the source said.
The crime branch has found several objectionable items in the laptop and mobile phone recovered from JNU research student Sharjeel, arrested in the sedition case. A picture of a disputed poster has been recovered from his laptop. The controversial poster was produced in Urdu and English to protest against the CAA and NRC. It was divided into mosques apart from being put in all groups of students. It is believed that it played an important role in agitating people.
Probing the WhatsApp groups in his mobile phone, the police identified 15 people of Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University. Some of these are students. Police have sent a notice to some while preparations are on to send notice to others. They may be called for police questioning soon.
Sharjeel has close relations with 9 PFI members
According to the investigating officials, the initial investigation has revealed close relations with nine people of Sharjeel’s PFI. Sharjeel was also in constant contact with him. So the police is investigating his bank account to find out that he has not been funded even from abroad.
Police sources said the disputed poster recovered from Sharjeel’s laptop was produced on 14 December. The same day she was also put on social media. In it, it was written that first Kashmir, then Babri Masjid and now CAB… to end this, Muslims will have to unite and oppose it vigorously. Thousands of Muslims are ready to protest vigorously. Only by disturbing Delhi will the international media get the attention of the opposition of the CAA …
Sharjeel provoked Muslim youth
Through the post, Sharjeel had also called for a large number of Muslims to join the Jamia Millia students during protests at 3 pm on 15 December. Police have also received information about several WhatsApp groups related to a particular religion from Sharajeel’s mobile phone. The police is closely investigating the chatting in them.
Police sources say that the Sharjeel Imam is not only very vicious but also has proficiency in speaking. He intended to become a major leader of Muslims in northern India. He used various examples to impress people who came in contact with his arguments. Not only this, he is also trying to trick the police with his words. It is engaged in proving the protest against the constitution by proving the CAA to be against the constitution and against it.
Remand extended for three more days
At the same time, Sharjeel Imam has been sent for three days and on remand. After the remand ended, Sharjeel appeared in a Delhi court on Monday. After this, the court extended his remand for three more days. However, the police sought a five-day remand from the court.