Poet, journalist arrested for reciting anti-CAA poem

Bengaluru: A poet and a journalist were arrested in reference to recital of a poem in opposition to CAA and NRC at a central authority subsidized serve as in Koppal district of Karnataka remaining month, police stated on Wednesday.

The arrests have been made in accordance with a grievance from a BJP functionary alleging that Siraj Bisaralli, a poet had recited an anti-CAA poem at ‘Anegundi Utsava’ in Gangavathi the town of Koppal district in January and Rajabaxi, editor of an internet information portal uploaded it on social media.


Police had registered a case in opposition to them below phase 505 of IPC (statements conducing to public mischief).

On Tuesday, Bisaralli and Rajabaxi surrendered ahead of a courtroom in that district, which rejected their bail plea and remanded them to police custody for investigation into the subject.

“Siraj had recited the poem and Rajabaxi had shared it at the social media. In keeping with a grievance via a BJP chief the case was once registered below phase 505 of the IPC.

They went absconding after that and surrendered ahead of the courtroom on Tuesday,” a police officer instructed PTI. The duo sought an period in-between bail, which the general public prosecutor objected to and sought police custody to behavior inquiry.

The courtroom granted despatched Bisaralli and Rajabaxi to police custody until Wednesday afternoon. “We won’t search additional extension in their custody till some recent evidences floor. We’ve seized their cell phones to establish whom that they had shared the main points with,” police stated.

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