Faizan Khan is a Delhi resident who was arrested by the Delhi police for allegedly selling counterfeit mobile SIM cards with fake IDs to students during an anti-AAC protest in Delhi in January 2020.
He was arrested by the Delhi police on charges of fraud and forgery. He was sentenced under the Indian Anti-Terrorism Act, the Prevention of Unlawful Activities and Murder Act of the Indian Penal Code.
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Faizan Khan was born on September 10, 1991 and will be 29 years old in 2020. He was born and raised in a middle-class Muslim family in Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, India.
He worked as a salesman for Airtel selling fake ID mobile SIM cards to Jamia Millia Islamia University students involved in the municipal riots that took place in Delhi in February this year.
Faizan Khan is one of 21 people arrested during the CAA protest investigation, along with many other students, activists and critics of the citizenship law, as well as big names like Umar Khalid, Safura Zarghar and Natasha Narwal.
Faizan Khan recently issued a statement saying that he is a poor Muslim with no interest in politics or any form of protest. He added that he didn’t even know the full forms or definitions of AAC, NRC and NPR. He added that he was harassed by the Delhi police because he never participated in the anti-AAC protests.
In her statement, she added that she dropped out of school when she was in the tenth grade because financial problems prevented her family from continuing her studies. Later, she went to Delhi in search of work and started working as a salesman. She also said that she lost her father to paralysis in 2019 and her mother’s health is not good.
She also has two younger sisters and a brother at home, her grandmother also lives with her family in Uttar Pradesh where her brother works as a carpenter. According to his family, he has nothing to do with the protest and the Delhi police only torture him mentally and physically.
After his arrest on July 29, 2020, his lawyer filed an appeal at the Karkardooma District Court for bail, but was denied twice on August 13, 2020 and August 28, 2020. On August 2, 2020, he was transferred to Tihar prison. from where his lawyer has now moved to the Delhi High Court demanding bail for his client. According to reports, the next emergency judge in this case will be held on October 7, 2020.