The incident took place on the Shamli-Meerut road where two separate teams of UP Police stopped the activist and his truck of relief material containing blankets, fruits, rations, warm clothes and essential items, without any cause, justification or order. The police also misled the activist that the Loi camp has been wound up, even though it continued to house over 100 families. It must be noted that the Loi camp recently witnessed the demolition of tenements of the riot victims.
Shehzad, who has been active in over 12 camps including Malakpur, Barnawi, Suneti and Khurgan with relief efforts, was on his way to the Loi camp after distributing relief material to the Mansoora camp. When he asked police officer in charge of the team to show identification badge and written order prohibiting relief material, the policeman shouted at the activist and his team that he did not owe any explanation to anyone.
However, police team relented, when Shehzad and his team members lodged protest and dared police to arrest him. Local crowd also gathered in support of Shehzad. "It seems like the UP government wants to ensure that the relief camps are shut at the earliest as part of a cover up exercise. Having done nothing for the victims, the entire UP administration is now on a mission to deny the existence of the double victimization of the people of Muzaffarnagar," Shehzad told TOI. He called up senior officers and demanded action against the police officer.
Recently, Shehzad in his petition to the National Commission for Minorities had exposed the false statistics provided by the UP govt on cold related deaths and total persons living in the camps.