Sharjeel Imam

Former JNU student Sharjeel Imam has been arrested from Jehanabad in Bihar.

Sharjeel landed in a major controversy over a controversial remark on Assam.

In the controversial remark, Sharjeel Imam had suggested Assam be cut off from mainland India.

Multiple FIRs were registered across and sedition charges were slapped on Sharjeel for his alleged remarks.

Sedition cases were lodged against Sharjeel Imam in five states across the country.

Delhi Police arrested him on Tuesday from Bihar after he was on the run for 4-5 days since his speech video went viral, India Today reported.

Police claimed he had delivered an “inflammatory” speech earlier on the Jamia Milia Islamia campus and lodged an FIR against him in the national capital.

Another case was lodged under the stringent anti-terror law against him in Assam, taking cognisance of Imams remark that Assam could be “severed from India, even if for a few months” as a result of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

Police in Manipur, Meghalaya  and Arunachal Pradesh had also lodged FIRs against the JNU scholar.

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