As a part of the investigation into the sedition case against the school in Bidar over a play staged against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on January 21, police on Tuesday carried out interrogation in the school premises. As a part of which the police who came in civil dress questioned minor students of the Shaheen Primary School in connection with the sedition case. Reportedly, a police team led by a Deputy Superintendent of Police along with two members of the Karnataka State Child Rights Protection Commission quizzed the students and the staff of the school.
While the police remained tight-lipped about the investigation, this is perpetually the fifth time students are being interrogated which sparked speculations over why investigators have not shown restraint while handling the case. It is known that the police arrested Fareeda Begum, headmistress of the school who oversaw the event, and Najamunissa, the mother of one of the students on January 30. The issue came to limelight after a video of the play shows at least a hundred children on stage played an act which was alleged to be against a particular religion.