Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad taken into police custody
New Delhi : Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad has been taken into custody outside Jama Masjid on early Saturday.
On Friday evening, he had led the march by Bhim Sena against the implementation of new Citizenship Law from Jama Masjid to Jantar Mantar. He had taken a shelter inside the Jama Masjid.
"We have to make sacrifices so that the legislation is taken back. We do not support violence. We were sitting inside the mosque since Friday morning and our people were not involved in violence," he said.
A large number of police personnel were deployed outside Jama Masjid waiting for Azad to come outside. Senior Police officers had been asking him to step outside and surrender but he stuck on refusal for several hours.
After hours of drama, he finally agreed to come out at 3:15am on Saturday.
Azad claimed that his people were not involved in the violence at Delhi Gate. "Policemen dressed as civilians are instigating violence in a bid to scuttle the protests," he alleged.
Replying on how he breached the tight security outside the Jama Masjid to enter the holy place. He said, "My name is Chandrashekhar Azad, police cannot keep me captive; I entered the mosque by simply wearing a cap and a shawl at 1:30pm."
He also demanded Home Minister Amit Shah's resignation and claimed that the protests will continue till he resigns from the post.