On Thursday, 28 May, two AMU students, Farhan Zuberi and Ravish Ali Khan arrested over the protests against the CAA. Ravish, arrested around midnight, has been released by the local police. However, the police sent Farhan to jail in Aligarh.
Farhan is a final year student of Masters in Social Work, while Ravish is currently doing his Bachelors in the same course.
The Quint reported that Ravish knew that police will send Farhan to jail because he has charges against him. However, the police released Ravish after nearly six hours in the station despite having no cases against him.
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An active face in the anti-CAA protest, Farhan was also a part of the coordination committee of the university. Police charged him under IPC 188, 147, 307, 353, 504, 506, 336, 124A, and 153A.
SHO Madrak police station confirmed the arrest. It said “Out of all the charges against him, Farhan has been sent to jail over seven of the charges,” reported The Quint.
Ravish’s father also works in the Aligarh police, hence the local police recognised him. “Farhan and I, both were given warning,” Ravish stated. He further said that the police gave threats to them several times for participating in anti-CAA protests
The police, he claimed, has given a “last warning.” The police told him, “We are letting you go now, but check your behaviour otherwise next time we won’t let you go.”
AMU PRO told that AMU’s administration is looking into the matter. Omar Peerzada further said that if the arrest had happened within the premises of the university, they would have followed their protocols. But because it took place outside, they will be meeting up and deciding what to do next, reported The Quint.
Earlier in the day, some students had also gathered at the VC lodge, maintaining social distance, and demanded their release.
The police also arrested Jawaharlal Nehru Student Umar Khalid, and Jamia Millia Islamia students Meeran Haider and Safoora Zargar under UAPA. The students booked for the offences of sedition, murder, attempt to murder, and many more.