Dispur issues denial, BJP leader likely to appear at HC
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, July 23: Assam government today debunked reports that BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who is scheduled to visit Guwahati tomorrow, has been denied security.
"No formal communication has been made to us regarding the visit of Subramanian Swamy to Guwahati. If he seeks security, it is our duty to provide it," a senior Home department official said.
It was reported that Swami had sought security from the State government, but was denied. Later, the Central government provided CRPF personnel for his security during his Assam visit, the reports quoting unmed sources had claimed.
Swamy is likely to appear at the Guwahati High Court regarding issuance of a warrant by the CJM court in Karimganj for allegedly delivering hate speech.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had stayed the execution of a non-bailable warrant issued against him by the CJM for six weeks, allowing Swamy to move a competent court within that period.
The local court had issued summons to Swamy on March 19 on a complaint accusing him of allegedly delivering an inflammatory speech on March 15 at Kaziranga University.
The Karimganj court had ordered that the arrest warrant be complied with on or before June 30.