GUWAHATI: CID has egistered a suo moto case against MLA Aminul Islam of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). It has also filed a plea seeking custody of the MLA in court.
A few days ago Assam Police had formally arrested the MLA. The arrest was made because of the reported controversial audio clip which is communal in nature.
He was then remanded to 14-day judicial custody by a Court in Nagaon.
Nagaon Superintendent of Police (SP) Abhijit Gaurav Dilip had told mediapersons, “MLA Aminul Islam has been booked on three charges. His audio clip is not only communal but has also posed questions on the secularism of the Government of India. Besides, he has spread misinformation about COVID-19. The legislator was interrogated on the basis of a complaint filed by a person over the audio clip.”
During interrogation, the legislator confessed that he himself had produced the audio clip and also that he uploaded the clip to a number of persons from his own mobile phone, the SP said, adding, “We’ll trace out the persons to whom he had uploaded the clip.
“We have seized his mobile phone, and also found the recording of the audio clip there. So a case has been registered against him. The Case number is 877/220 IPC 120 (B) 150 (A), 124 A) and 129 (A).”
The Opposition MLA of Assam “made controversial comments about the situations of quarantine facilities and hospitals for coronavirus patients” in the State, police said.