Delhi Police has reportedly found incriminating evidence against Shaheen Bagh mastermind Sharjeel Imam who is currently in police custody under sedition charges. As per a report by News 18, over 15 people associated with Imam were identified by Delhi Police through his phone, who may be called in for questioning. Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University students are also believed to be amongst these 15.
As per reports, an inflammatory poster has been recovered from his laptop which he allegedly circulated on 14th December 2019 which called for people to gather at Jamia Millia Islamia to protest against CAA and NRC. This poster reportedly led to the violence that took place on Jamia campus on 15th December 2019.
As per India TV News, in one pamphlet, Imam had said that the CAA is unconstitutional and intends to discriminate Muslims by putting them in detention camps. On Abrogation of Article 370, Ayodhya verdict and the CAA, Imam reportedly said that “There are more than enough grounds for a strong reaction from Muslims across India”. A Delhi Police source told India TV that Imam’s intention was to grab international media attention.
As per initial investigation, it has come to the fore that Imam had close links to 9 people associated with radical Islamic group, Popular Front of India (PFI). He was reportedly in constant touch with them. Police is now investigating whether he received any foreign funding.