The reason behind the arrest of Mevani, a Dalit leader and convenor of political party Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch is not clear yet. His Twitter account however, shows that some recent tweets by him have been withheld due to a request by authorities.
Mevani’s aides say they haven’t been given a copy of the FIR or police case yet.
The Assam Police, which arrested Mevani, plan to take him from Ahmedabad to Guwahati by train today.
Jignesh Mevani is the Member of Legislative Assembly or MLA from Gujarat’s Vadgam. He is a lawyer activist and former journalist. He is an independent MLA, but has extended support to the Congress. He along with political activist and JNU’s former students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar had held a press conference with Congress’s Rahul Gandhi where Kumar had joined the Congress party and Mevani extended his support to Rahul.
With inputs from NDTV