Assam Police slaps UAPA against ‘Custody Death’ victim’s wife and four others.
Guwahati: Assam Police has enacted the Prevention of Strictly Illegal Activities (UAPA) Act against five persons who allegedly joined the Batadraba police station in Nagaon district of central Assam with an Islamic terrorist organization. The fire was caused by a suspected nexus.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing 23 protesters, including a fishmonger, Mahfooz al-Islam’s wife and minor daughter, who were allegedly detained during a protest rally, and a mob set fire to the Batdarwa police station on Saturday.
In the video footage, both wife and daughter can be seen setting fire to the police station. The Indian Express quoted Nagun SP Lena Dolly as saying that the other arrested persons were also relatives of the deceased.
The SP said that the UAPA case was registered at Dhing police station, which has jurisdiction over the village of the accused.
He said Nagun police had contacted Barpita and Bongaigaon district police to ascertain whether any of them were linked to Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).
ABT is a Bangladesh-based Islamic banned terrorist organization.
Since March, Assam police have arrested at least 10 people in Barpeta and Bongaigaon districts for alleged links to the ABT.
Safiqul -ul-Islam, a resident of Salonibari, was on his way to Sivasagar district on a business trip on Friday night when Batadraba police allegedly stopped him and demanded Rs 10,000 and a duck.