Utpal Kanta, the Founder cum Managing Editor of Time8, who is suspected of having a connection with Sharjeel Imam, denied the charges against him and said that he had no connection with the JNU research scholar.
AssamPolice sources claimed that Sharjeel Imam had been in touch with many people inAssam including Utpal Kanta. As per reports, Sharjeel had also been in touchwith few others over the phone.
Iwant to share some facts about some media reports that I had connection withSharjeel Imam arrested in case of sedition. I don't know this person at all andhave never met him or spoke to him in my life… I was covering Shaheen Baghprotests in Delhi and after his infamous speech I had just messaged him on hisWhatsApp for an interview…. Later that evening I did a talk show on sametopic in DU Campus with students from Assam, Utpal told media.
TheJNU research scholar hasbeen booked under several cases for allegedly delivering inflammatory speechesagainst Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens(NRC).
Assampolice are trying to dig out a "possible" link between JNU student SharjeelImam, who was brought to the city from New Delhi in connection with a caseregistered by the crime branch, with any local organisation or individual.