Several leaders of the Lachit Sena were taken into custody by the police here shortly after an anti-CAA rally at Borboruah here today. The rally was well attended and was peaceful, and under such circumstances, the police action is being questioned by several quarters across the State.
Those taken into custody included Lachit Sena’s central committee organising secretary, Shrinkhal Chaliha of Sivasagar. Others who have been rounded up include the association’s central committee assistant secretary Harakumar Gogoi, its Charaideo district unit president Harakumar Gogoi, and another activist, Dipjyoti Kalita. Except for Chaliha, the others were kept confined at the Lepetkata police outpost. Chaliha was brought to the Dibrugarh sadar police station. It is learnt that he will be sent to Guwahati, where he is “wanted” in connection with some case.
It is learnt late this evening that the others have been set free by the cops.
The police action of today happens in the midst of a huge organising exercise by AASU volunteers for a mega rally in the city on Tuesday.(ASSAM TRIBUNE)