Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed, who has been arrested for allegedly making provocative remarks in reference to the eviction drive in Darrang district, was on Tuesday remanded to 2 extra days’ police custody by an area courtroom right here. The Kamrup District Chief Judicial Justice of the Peace’s Court docket in Guwahati had on Sunday remanded him to 2 days’ police custody underneath related sections of the IPC.
Previous to being produced within the courtroom right this moment, Ahmed was taken to the state’s forensic laboratory to report his voice pattern. The Assam Congress had on Monday suspended the legislator with quick impact for repeatedly violating the social gathering’s self-discipline. Earlier, it had slapped a show-cause discover on the MLA for “communally provocative” statements forward of the bypolls within the state.
An eviction drive held final month at Gorukhuti in Darrang district handed off peacefully on the primary day, however was performed amid stiff resistance by locals on the second day, leaving two useless in police firing, together with a 12-year-old boy. Over 20 individuals had been injured within the melee. Ahmed reportedly made the “communal” remarks whereas reacting to assertions by some leaders of the BJP-led ruling alliance that the alleged encroachers in Sipajhar space of Darrang district had killed” eight individuals in 1983 through the six-year-long Assam agitation. The MLA claimed that the eight individuals who died within the agitation had been “not martyrs, however killers”, as they had been concerned in slaughtering others from the minority neighborhood of Sipajhar space, the place Gorukhuti is situated.
He had purportedly stated that “the assault” on the eight individuals was an act of “self defence” by the Muslim inhabitants of that space.