Human rights defender Mohammed Shoaib picked up by UP police

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday morning picked up activist and lawyer Mohammed Shoaib of the legal aid group Rihai Manch, a letter from his wife to the police said.

Shoaib’s wife Malka Bi alleges that he was taken away around 7.15 am by a group of police personnel who declined to share the information about the action.

Shoaib is the founder of the legal aid group Rihai Manch which works for marginalised communities. In December 2019, he was arrested in connection with protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. He was granted bail on January 15, 2020.

A video of Shoaib being taken away from his house has also been shared by journalists on social media.