Jignesh Mevani, a Gujarat MLA who pledged his allegiance to the Congress in September 2021, was detained late last night by Assam Police from a Circuit House in Gujarat’s Palanpur.
Last night, he was transported to Ahmedabad, and today, he will be transported to Assam.
Mr Mevani, a Dalit leader and convenor of the political group Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch, was arrested for reasons that have yet to be revealed.
However, his Twitter account, on the other hand, suggests that officials have requested that some of his recent messages be withheld.
Mr Mevani’s aides claim that they have yet to receive a copy of the FIR or police file.
Moreover, Mr Mevani was arrested in Assam, and the Assam Police want to transport him from Ahmedabad to Guwahati today.
Jignesh Mevani is a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly (MLA) representing Vadgam. He is a former journalist and activist lawyer. He is an independent MLA who has pledged his allegiance to Congress.
In September of last year, Jignesh Mevani, along with political activist and former JNU students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, held a press conference with Congress’s Rahul Gandhi, during which Mr Kumar joined the Congress party and Mr Mevani extended his support to Mr Gandhi until the end of his term as an independent MLA, after which he would join the Congress.