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Congress protests outside police station in Assam demanding release of Mevani

Kokrajhar (Assam). A day after a district courtroom despatched Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani to police custody, the Congress on Friday staged a protest exterior the Kokrajhar police station the place the Dalit chief is being held. Opposing Mevani’s “illegal arrest”. Congress members demanded his instant launch. In addition they raised slogans towards the BJP authorities and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Congress-backed Impartial MLA Mevani was arrested from Gujarat’s Palanpur metropolis on Wednesday evening. Earlier, an FIR was registered towards the Prime Minister underneath the Indian Penal Code and the Data Know-how Act on the Kokrajhar police station for his alleged tweet. In line with the FIR, he had allegedly posted a tweet, which claimed that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘considers Godse’ as God.

Mevani was dropped at Guwahati from Gujarat on Thursday morning after which taken by street to Kokrajhar, the place he was produced earlier than the Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace’s courtroom, from the place he was remanded to three-day police custody. Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) working president and MLA Zakir Hussain Sikdar claimed that Mevani was arrested “to thwart his influence” in Gujarat.

Impartial MLA from Assam Akhil Gogoi alleged that the state Chief Minister and Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief was in collusion within the matter. BTC is headquartered in Kokrajhar. Gogoi claimed, “No matter they’re saying now, plainly the chief minister and BTC chief (Pramod Boro) have mentioned amongst themselves and after that this (arrest of Mevani) has executed. That is nothing however an try to please the highest BJP leaders.

The Raijor Dal chief mentioned, “It is strange that a person from Gujarat has been arrested by the Assam Police for a tweet. It is like opening an umbrella in Assam when it rains in Gujarat. A team of three lawyers led by Manoj Bhagwati, the head of the Legal Cell of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, is representing the Gujarat MLA. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday He had claimed that he was not aware of who Mevani was. Mevani had won from Vadgam (SC) seat in Banaskantha in 2017 as an independent MLA with Congress support. Though he is “ideologically with the Congress, he has not formally joined the celebration”.

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