The Director General of Police (DGP) Kuladhar Saikia on Thursday stated that after getting the cognizance of some inflammatory speeches in the media after publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the State, the Assam Police is all set to prevent any possible attempt to create unrest in the State either by political leaders or by miscreants.
“We heard in the media about some inflammatory speeches like ‘civil war’, ‘bloodbath’ and alike. We think making of such kind of inflammatory speeches, especially inside the State, may disturb the peace and harmony in the society. So, prohibitory order has been issued in Sichar,” said Assam DGP Saikia.
Saikia informed that the Trinamool Congress delegation comprising one MLA, six MPs and one minister was detained in Silchar Airport by the police as any statement of any member of the delegation over NRC might disrupt the law and order situation.
“We informed the delegation on Wednesday about imposition of Section 144 of CrPC in Silchar keeping in view the prevailing situation in the State after publication of the NRC final draft. We also tried to make them understand the situation in Assam today,” Saikia said.
It may be mentioned that West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, while lashing out at the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central Government over the NRC update process in the State, alleged that the NRC exercise in Assam was done with a “political motive” to divide people and warned that it would lead to bloodbath and a civil war in the country.
As per information, two lady constables were injured in scuffle when police prevented some other TMC activists to go out of the airport, informed Saikia.
The DGP also informed that the police would take necessary action on the basis of FIRs lodged at North Lakhimpur Sadar Police Station by Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (Case no 832/18), Basistha Police Station by Dulal Bora (Case No 931/18) and Panbazar Police Station (Case No 466/18) by Mulin Sarma under Sections 120 B, 153 A, 294 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code.
The DGP also informed that Commissioner of Police, Guwahati, Hiren Chandra Nath issued an prohibitory order under Section 144 CrPC as the delegation is supposed to visit Guwahati on Friday.
“If the delegation visits Guwahati and violates Section 144 CrPC, then definitely we would take necessary action,” said Saikia.
Talking about the alleged harassment on people by Khasi Students’ Union during checking on National Highways in three places – Ratacherra in East Jaiñtia Hills district, Athiabari in West Khasi Hills district and 20th Mile in Ri-Bhoi district, the DGP said he has already talked to his Meghalaya counterpart in the matter.
He also informed that the Chief Secretary, Government of Assam, also had a talk in the Chief Secretary level in the matter.
Saikia said, “The Assam Police is ready enough to prevent any possible attempt to create unrest in the State and to deal with any kind of unwanted situation if occurs.”