UP police trying to trap Azamgarh political activist Kalim Jamei under NSA: Rihai Manch

Written by Sabrangindia | Published on: February 14, 2019

Rajeev Yadav, Rihai Manch’s General Secretary, wrote to Director General of Police in Uttar Pradesh demanding his release and to stop the misuse of NSA


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Lucknow: Human and civil rights organisation Rihai Manch has accused UP police of conspiring against political activist Kalim Jamei by slapping the draconian NSA Act on him. Rajeev Yadav, Rihai Manch’s General Secretary, wrote to Director General of Police in Uttar Pradesh demanding his release and to stop the misuse of NSA.
 
In their letter to the DGP, they wrote that Jamei was illegally arrested by Saraimir police from a roadside hotel in Azamgarh on October 1, 2018. They also alleged that a fake case was made against him and the NSA was enacted against him. “We had demanded an inquiry into the hateful and communal messages being circulated by Amit Sahu on April 26, 2018, but no action has been taken. In a bid to stop the police torture by lathi-charge and trying to stop the violence created, Jamei was shown as an accused. Allahabad High Court had revoked his arrest orders,” they wrote in the letter.
 
They wrote that Jamei was released by the Allahabad HC on February 6, 2019, but soon after his acquittal, the police conspired with the NSA act. “The same tactic was used against Mohammad Asif accused in the April incident. He too was released as there was no evidence against and yet the police wrongfully implemented NSA against him too. The destruction of property by the police during Jamei’s arrest from a dhaba been recorded on video. He was released by the court and the NSA was against him. This is a grave injustice,” they said.