Assam: Two Arrested For Allegedly Instigating Violence During Sipajhar Clash
The BJP-led Assam government has been receiving severe backlash from the opposition party after the eviction drive in Sipajhar escalated to a massive clash between the protestors and the police.
Guwahati: On Monday, the Assam police arrested two persons in Gorukhuti who were allegedly involved in instigating the crowd of protestors to indulge in violence.
This arrest was made in connection to the Sipajhar eviction drive that turned into a clash between the police and the protestors.
The accused have been identified as San Mamood and Ashmat Ali. San Mamood is the President of Sonowa Village Panchayat while Ashmat Ali is the former President of Bojona Pathar village Panchayat.
As per reports, both the accused hail from the Char Chapori area in Sipajhar. The duo has been taken to police custody and are currently being kept in the Sipajhar Police Station.
The police are currently investigating the two arrested persons.
On Sunday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a total amount of Rs. 28 lakh was collected by some people in the last three months proclaiming that no eviction would be taken place.
He added that those people have led to chaos among people after they failed to restrain the eviction.
CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "As per intelligence reports Rs. 28 lakh was collected by some people in the last three months proclaiming that no eviction would be taken place. Before the incident, Popular Front of India (PFI) visited the villagers in the name of carrying food items to the evicted families. Already, we have identified six persons connected with it. We are emerging various evidence, implicating certain people, including a lecturer."