Lucknow Police Arrest Stage Actor Deepak Kabir for Enquiring About Those Held in CAA Protests

Actor Deepak Kabir

Caravan News

LUCKNOW – Well-known theater personality and social activist in Uttar Pradesh, Deepak Kabir, has been put in jail after he visited a police station in Lucknow, the capital city, to find out whether any of his missing friends were in police custody on Friday.

His arrest has triggered outrage among activists urging the state administration release him from the jail.

Amidst the ongoing mass crackdown by the authorities on anti CAA-NRC protests in Uttar Pradesh, people in their thousands have been detained and put in jails. Many of those detained include those who paid a visit to their relatives held in police stations. In Uttar Pradesh, over 17 people have been killed in violence during the police action.

Police has filed an FIR against Kabir, citing charges of rioting and preventing public servants from performing their duty, The Telegraph reported. The FIR copy mentions names of “offenders”and has Kabir’s name written by hand, raising suspicion he was framed without sufficient reason.

The family has filed a bail application which will be heard on Tuesday. Citing family sources, the report  in The Telegraph said, Kabir could not sit properly and sought a pain killer.


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