Latest NorthEast India News | Assam Congress president appears before police for second time, says CM targeting opposition

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Bhupen Borah today appeared before Jorhat Police for the second time today. Borah appeared before the police where he was questioned in connection with a case registered against him for allegedly diverting the route and creating chaos during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi. 

After facing interrogation by the police, Borah blamed Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for targeting the opposition and said that they will not be deterred by such tactics. 

“The way Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is targeting the opposition, the way he is conspiring to destroy the opposition… we will not be scared by this. Our party has grown amidst struggle. I too have reached this stage amidst struggle. This kind of tactics cannot deter us, they cannot scare our party workers. We will continue to carry on our struggle against politics of money, power, corruption and fear.” said Borah. 

Noteworthy is that prior to this the APCC president had been summoned by the Jorhat Police on January 31. Noteworthy is that Borah had made it clear that he would not be applying for anticipatory bail in case he is arrested. 

Borah also questioned the police for calling him repeatedly, but not taking any action against the persons who assaulted him during the course of the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. 

“Assam Police has lost its direction. The boy who assaulted is yet to be questioned. The person who assaulted me at Khanapara has not yet been questioned. I am the president of the party which fought for India’s independence. I am sitting on a chair where great persons used to sit once. After I was assaulted, the Sonitpur SP has not done anything. Since they have called repeatedly, I have told them that Jorhat Police has lost its way. Assam Police has a reputation. When we were in power for 15 years, Narendra Modi came to Assam. Then nobody had to come in front of police. For going through the wrong way, if some local organisation of Jorhat had filed a case then I would have told all party workers to apologise in front of them. No citizen or organisation of Jorhat has filed a case,” said Borah. 

Borah had been summoned twice under the notice that was served to him by the police under Section 41(A) of CrPC. The case has been registered under the charges of criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, rioting, use of criminal force under IPC and relevant charges under the PDPP Act.