A BJP legislator in Assam alleged that he was heckled by a co-passenger on a moving train on Tuesday night near LumdingRailway station.

Terash Gowalla, an MLA from Duliajan constituency in upper Assam, alleged that a passenger misbehaved with him while he was travelling in Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express with his wife.

Gowalla was travelling in the coach no A 3 of the train from Guwahati to Dibrugarh.

“I was travelling in the Rajdhani express along with my wife from Guwahati to Dibrugarh.  A fellow passenger of mine asked me to switch on the lights; accordingly, I switched it on. Again after a few minutes, while I was gazing at my phone screen, the person asked me to switch off the lights. I followed his instructions.

“My wife was talking over the phone when suddenly the person started to scream and misbehave with us. Though, I objected strongly to his act, the person did not pay any heed and continued to hurl abuse on me,” he said.

On being informed, Gowalla and his wife were shifted to another compartment by the TTE following the incident.

Based on a complaint, the Government Railway Police (GRP) nabbed the passenger at Lumding station.

The passenger has been identified as Ramakanta Roy, a resident of Lumding in Hojai district.

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