Himanta fomenting trouble, arrest him immediately: APCC to CM
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Dec 29: As the BJP continued to rage against derogatory comments made by Congress leaders targeting Prime Minister rendra Modi and HRD minister Smriti Irani, demonstrations by the saffron party rocked the State for the second day with the Guwahati city police so far arresting 10 BJP leaders. After 4 BJP leaders were arrested on Monday, six more leaders including party general secretary Vijay Gupta and spokesperson Rupam Goswami were arrested on Tuesday. Six of them are to be released on bail tomorrow, it has been learnt.
The arrest of the BJP leaders from different parts of Guwahati created much chaos in the city, with party supporters staging a huge protest outside Panbazar police station. Leading the protest, BJP MP Bijoya Chakraborty who was prevented from entering the police station, alleged that the police is acting on behalf of the Congress party. “I am the MP of Guwahati and the Panbazar police station falls under my constituency, but the police is not letting me enter. On whose behalf is the police force working?” Chakraborty asked.
the Guwahati police on Tuesday registered a case under section 147/148/149/326/353 IPC (Case No. 256/15), whereas the Congress and the BJP have lodged two cases (Case No. 257 /15 and Case No. 258/15) against each other respectively.
Police on Tuesday arrested State BJP general secretary Vijay Kumar Gupta, spokesperson Rupam Goswami, Yuva Morcha general secretary Prab Jyoti Lahkar, Mukuta Deka, Sanjib Mazumdar, Diganta Kalita, while Ranjan Das, Bijay Pathak, Hirak Jyoti Sarma and Khanin Sarma were arrested on Monday itself.
Earlier on Tuesday, Vijay Gupta’s bail petition was rejected by the Kamrup CJM Court. Gupta was later arrested from LGBI airport.
Meanwhile, alleging that the whole incident which took place at Rajiv Bhawan on Tuesday was instigated by BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, a Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) delegation led by party president Anjan Dutta called on Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at his office and submitted a memorandum urging Sarma’s immediate arrest.
Meanwhile, Congress supporters too staged a demonstration in front of Rajiv Bhawan against the BJP on Tuesday, causing much trouble to commuters on the arterial GS Road.
It may be mentioned that on Monday, BJP and Congress supporters engaged in pitched battles in front of Rajiv Bhawan, pelting stones at each other. However, the arrest of only BJP leaders and supporters has shown up the police in poor light, with widespread allegations of partiality.