JMI student arrested in connection with riots

A 24-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia was arrested in connection with riots here last December, officials said on Sunday.

The accused, Asif Iqbal Tanha, is a resident of Abul Fazal Enclave Thokar, Shaheen Bagh, they said. He is a third-year student of B.A. Persian language. He is also an active member of Students Islamic Organisation, the police said.

“He has been arrested in connection with a case which was registered at Jamia police station on December 16, 2019, related to riots in the Jamia area in which he is named an accused,” a senior police officer said.

He was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Saket court. He was remanded to judicial custody till May 31, he said.

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