GUWAHATI, Aug 4: The Assam Public Works (APW) lodged an FIR at Geetanagar police station in Guwahati on Friday night against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in protest against her, what it said, provocative statements after the publication of the complete draft NRC in Assam.
Soon after the publication of the complete draft NRC in Assam on July 30, 2018, the West Bengal Chief Minister addressed the media. In his FIR, Dhrubajyoti Talukdar, under the banner of the APW, said: “Those statements were totally communal as she tried to colour the process of NRC in Assam with Bengali versus Assamese which is likely to cause breach of peace and tranquility amongst the two communities residing in Assam as well as threat to the life and liberty of the Assamese people residing in West Bengal.”
In the FIR, the APW has alleged that ‘Banerjee has created a tense situation and is on the verge of breaking some communal riot amongst Assamese and Bengali people across the State and other parts of the country as well’.
The FIR further said: “To the utter surprise, yesterday (Thursday) an eight-member delegation comprising Sukhendu Shekhar Roy, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Ratna Dey Nag, Nadimul Haque, Arpita Ghosh, Mamata Tahkur, Firhad Hakim and Mahua Moitra landed in Silchar, who had no connection with the process of NRC in Assam, with an intension to aggravate the tense situation created by their party leader Smti. Mamata Banerjee. Despite there being Section 144 in exercise, all the aforesaid eight members created a chaos at the Kumbirgram Airport and injured three police personnel namely Champa Das, Partha Shil and Rubirani Das.”
Based on the FIR, a case (286/18 u/s 120B/153A/ 298 IPC) has been registered.