AISA activists detained before protest in front of Bihar Bhawan
Delhi Police detained AISA activists who came to protest at Bihar Bhavan against the Bihar government’s “failure” to keep Shahabuddin in jail, who had allegedly killed the former president of JNU Students’ Union Chandrasekhar.
Police sources said that more than 40 activists who had assembled outside Bihar Bhawan were reportedly taken to the Mandir Marg police station in the morning at around 11 am and were released in the evening at around 6 pm.
According to sources, AISA activists allegedly protested and raised slogans inside the police station as well. Former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Shahabuddin, convicted of five murders, is known for brutally eliminating his political opponents.
He had allegedly employed a sharpshooter to gun down Chandrasekhar Prasad, an activist of Communist Party of India (M-L) Liberation, in 1997 while he was addressing a street corner rally. AISA is the student-wing of the CPI (M-L) Liberation.
“What kind of justice is this. What kind of democracy is this. You give bail to a criminal and jail to activists,” said Rama Naga, senior activist of AISA.
“Nitish and Lalu are trying hard to shield the murderer of Comrade Chandu, killer Shahabuddin. All the protestors were detained by the Delhi Police from the Bihar Bhawan when we got down for the protest. All protestors are being taken to the Mandir Marg police station. The Bihar Bhawan is now turned into a Jungle Raj where no one can protest against any killing,” added Naga.