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Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad detained in Hyderabad, sent back to Delhi

Azad had addressed anti-CAA protestors in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh area and claimed that anti-CAA protests will spread further across the country

Hyderabad: On Sunday Bhim Army Chief Chandra Shekhar Azad has been arrested by Hyderabad Police in the evening. Azad was on his way to take part in an anti-CAA rally organized by the students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), said the police. He was sent back to Delhi by Hyderabad Police on Monday morning.

Chandrashekhar Azad was sent back to Delhi on a 6:55 am flight.

On Monday Azad was going towards Crystal Gardens, a function hall at Mehdipatnam, the starting point of the rally organized by the students against the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC), by the time he got arrested.

He was first taken to Habeeb Nagar police station before being brought to Bollaram Police Station after a crowd started to gather at the Habeeb Nagar Police Station. All other protestors were arrested have been taken to Goshamahal stadium.

Azad was in Hyderabad to participate in various programs, including agitation organized by the students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Hyderabad University on the 71st Republic Day.

A tweet from his account in the afternoon had alleged that the Hyderabad police was obstructing people to head to the venue of agitation in Mehdipatnam.

“I am right now, at 4 pm, reaching Crystal Garden in Mehdipatnam, but look at the Hyderabad police which has turned the place into a police camp and are preventing people from reaching the program venue,” Azad tweet claimed.

Hyderabad police said Azad was detained ahead of the anti-CAA and NRC agitation since it was being organized without permission from the Hyderabad police, claimed a news agency.

According to reports also claimed that a group of students of the University of Hyderabad was also arrested by the Police at the main gate of the varsity, while they were proceeding towards nearby Ambedkar Statue to hold an agitation against the CAA.

Azad had addressed anti-CAA protestors in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh area and claimed that anti-CAA protests will spread further across the country.

“I promise you that in the next few days there will be at least 5,000 Shaheen Baghs across India,” he had said in Delhi.

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