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Delhi riots: Police arrest PhD student, family cries foul  

New Delhi


A PhD student has been arrested by Delhi Police teams probing the anti-CAA violence in northeast Delhi. The arrested student is alleged to have been involved in plotting the violence on February 24-25.

The arrested student's name is Miran Haider, a student of Jamia Millia Islamia. Haider has been arrested after a long-running investigation. However, no official information has been given by the Delhi Police regarding this so far.

According to police sources, "The police teams involved in the investigation of the riots in North East Delhi are expected to get more information from the arrested accused.

On the other hand, the student's family say that Haider was only called for questioning. He was not expected to be arrested. They claimed he had nothing to do with the violence.

It is noteworthy that the police has arrested over 1,500 people so far for the riots. Those arrested include Aam Aadmi Party councillor Tahir Hussain. More than 50 people died in the violence. The case was investigated by the Crime Branch. Two DCPs and more than 10 ACPs led several teams to investigate the riots. The investigation is still ongoing.-IANS

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