CAA protests: Man dead for six years booked by UP Police, 90-year-olds on list of troublemakers
The police in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad district included a deceased man in its list of 200 potential troublemakers who, according to it, could disrupt peace during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, The Telegraph reported on Thursday.…
The police officials served the notice to Mohammad Sarfaraz Khan at his home. When he showed them his father’s death certificate, Mohammad Sarfaraz Khan got scolded and told that Banne Khan had to appear before a magistrate and submit a bail application within a week’s time or “else he would be arrested”.
Others who were given similar notices by the state police include 90-year-old Sufi Abar Hussain and 93-year-old Fasahat Meer Khan. Hussain worked at Jama Masjid in Lucknow city for 58 years, while Fasahat Meer Khan used to be a social activist.…
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