Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam was hiding in an ‘imambara’ near his home in Jehanabad in Bihar.
Sharjeel went underground after police launched an operation to arrest him following a controversial doing the round on social media.
A police official said the teams of Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Assam police were searching for Sharjeel but he was using every trick to evade arrest.
The official said Sharjeel could have fled from the country.
“His brother gave the clue that he has not fled but is hiding in an ‘imambara’ near his home in Bihar’s Jehanabad,” he said.
“His brother was already in custody of the Delhi Police, hence, he could not lie. Thereafter, when Delhi and Bihar police jointly conducted a raid at the ‘imambara’ he was found hidden in a corner with a blanket wrapped around himself,” the official added.
He said finding himself surrounded by the policemen, Sharjeel started a march with police party without any escape attempt.
Sharjeel had allegedly made inflammatory speeches in Aligarh and at the Jamia Millia Islamia University.
He was slapped with a sedition case after a video of his purported speech went viral on social media where he was heard speaking about “cutting off” Assam and the northeast from the rest of India.
After receiving some videos pertaining to the incident, the Delhi Police had launched search to arrest him.
He was booked under sedition charges and is now in police custody.
During the investigation, a laptop and a desktop belonging to Imam were recovered from his rented flat at Vasant Kunj.
According o police, his mobile phone was recovered from his house at his native place in Jehanabad’s Kako area on the instance of his brother.