The Jamia Millia Islamia university alumni association received funding from gulf nations to instigate the Anti-CAA protests which eventually resulted in widespread riots in February across areas of the National Capital New Delhi.
The revelation was made by Delhi Police in a local court while seeking custody of Jamia alumni President Shifa Ur Rehman. The Jamia Milia Islamia University Alumni leader has been sent to 10 days police custody.
Delhi Police said that they came to know about Rehman during the interrogation of persons such as Ishrat Jahan, Khalid Saifi, Meeran Haider, Safora Zargar, Gulfisa, Tahir Hussain, and three members of the Popular Front of India (PFI).
He had also delivered numerous hate speeches to instigate the Muslim crowds to indulge in violence against the state and the people.
The Hindu quoted a police officer as saying that Rehman was arrested after he was called in for questioning on charges of being involved in the riots.
Till now, around ten people have been arrested for their role in the February riots. This include the likes of Zargar, Haider, and suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain.