Guwahati: The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) has accused Dirbugarh's Superintendent of Police (SP) Shwetank Mishra of assaulting their members and sought strict action the later.
''As per the law, there should be strict action against SP as he had assaulted several AASU workers in the district with no valid reason,'' said AASU's president, Dipanka Nath.
He further alleged that with a motive to assault them, the SP had picked-up several workers from the Swahid Bhawan which included some students, who didn't even belong to the student's union.
''The SP has to be punished for what he did. We demand a high-level inquiry into the incident,'' he added.
Members of AASU had burnt effigies of State Minister Atul Bora and the city SP Shwetank Mishra for forcefully entering their office in Dibrugarh and arresting their members.
Notably, the row erupted last Friday, when the members of AASU and ABVP entered into a scuffle following an election, where ABVP won 11 seats of 13 and we're celebrating in front of their AASU College.
Suddenly, AASU members started assaulting the supporters and students of the college.
On Saturday, the police allegedly lathi-charged the members of the union and arrested them by entering the office premises.
Following this, AASU called for a 24-hour bandh after their members were arrested by Dibrugarh Police for allegedly assaulting Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members.
After a 24-hour-long shutdown called by AASU brought Tinsukia and Dibrugarh to a standstill.
During the protest, several AASU protestors burnt tyres and blocked roads at several places demanding to release the arrested AASU members.