Guwahati: Soon after the press conference by State Cabinet Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati on Saturday, an FIR has been lodged against Sharjeel Imam for his derogatory speech and inter alia commission of offence under section 13 (1)/18 of the UA (P) ACT read with section 153 A, 153 B and 124 A IPC at Guwahati Crime Branch Police Station.
Earlier, State Finance, Health, and PWD minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the state government will take the course of law to deal with a man named Sharjeel Imam who was shown making offensive remarks on Assam in a video.
“If we have five lakh organized people then we can cut the North-east from rest of India. Our responsibility is to cut Assam from India then Government will hear our voice. If we have to help Assam then we will have to cut Assam from the rest of India,” said Imam in a video, where he is heard speaking to a gathering.
In a press conference at CM Block, Janata Bhawan, Guwahati, Sarma spoke with reporters. He said that Imam will be brought under the law for making such a derogatory statement against the state of Assam.
Sarma condemned Imam for making such elements and said that there were external elements involved in instigating violence in the country. Sarma also mentioned that there are certain members of certain communities who are trying to destroy India and create another Pakistan out of India.
https://t.co/KRX67sN6bV An FIR has been lodged against Sharjil Imam for his speech and inter alia commission of offence u/s 13 (1)/18 of the UA(P)ACT read with section 153 A, 153 B and 124 A IPC at Guwahati Crime Branch Police Station. @assampolice @CMOfficeAssam
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