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Illegal detention and arrest of student activist Shoaib Ahmad by Delhi police

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Shoaib Ahmad   



Shoaib Ahmad is a student at Delhi University, pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree.He is also a volunteer with the National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) — a confederacy of human rights organisations which work for the rights of traditionally exploited and oppressed marginalized social segments of tribals, Dalits, minorities, backward castes, women, children, and victims of state violations. He was active in attending solidarity programs and peaceful protests, and had no prior charges against him.

On September 27, 2022, at around 3:30 am 20-25 policemen of Delhi police and some special forces (some in uniform and without uniform) raided Mr. Ahmad’s family home at Shaheen Bagh without showing any official order or memo. They checked the house and took Mr. Ahmad’s phone, his laptop, his CPU and some books and reports. They also took his father’s basic phone. When his parents asked the policemen where they were taking their son? They were told that he was just being taken for questioning. No detention memo or process of arrest was followed.

The actions of the police were in complete violation of multiple DK Basu guidelines and amount to abduction by the police. At the time the

We sent an urgent appeal to the National Human Rights Commission urging it to call the Delhi Commissioner Call the Commissioner of Police of Delhi and other senior police officials and ask them to release Mr. Shoaib Ahmad from their undisclosed location and give it in writing to the NHRC. At the time of sending the appeal, the HRD’s whereabouts were unknown.

We also appealed to the Hon’ble Commission to examine the compliance with all the mandatory procedures on arrest and detention laid down in Sections 41 of the CrPC, particularly with Sections 41A, 41B and 41D, Section 46(4) of CrPc, and Sections 50, 50A, 51, 54, 55A, 56, 57, and 60A of the Code and the NHRC Guidelines on Arrest.

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