The City Court on Sunday extended ten- day police custody remand to Jamia PhD student Meeran Haider who was arrested earlier in connection with his alleged involvement in rioting and criminal conspiracy during the communal violence in north-east Delhi in February.
The remand has been extended till 15 April for further interrogation, DCP Special Cell PS Kushwaha, said
Haiderb was arrested by Delhi police special cell on 2 April. He was undergoing three -day police custody remand for interrogation.
The student, Meeran Haider, 35, is president of the youth wing of the Delhi unit of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, sources added.
Delhi police had called Meeran for questioning on 1 April and he was arrested next day.
Delhi police is probing his alleged “involvement in the conspiracy and his alleged attempt to instigate the agitators who were protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Shaheen Bagh, a senior police officer of Delhi police’s special cell said.
Delhi police however refused to divulge more details of the investigation. He is currently being interrogated in the special cell’s Lodhi Colony office, sources said.
Delhi police had sent a notice to Haider, a resident of Jamia Nagar, on 31 March, asking him to join the probe in the case of rioting and criminal conspiracy that was registered by the crime branch after the northeast Delhi riots.
Haider was also asked in the notice to reach the special cell’s Lodhi Colony office at 10 am on April 1(Wednesday), the official said.
“We have enough evidence to prove the charges against him. His role in funding the riots and anti-CAA protests are being probed,” said the special cell officer.
With the help of social networking site Meeran allegedly also instigated the people to unleash violence in north east Delhi, sources said.