Cachar Police detained Congress leader Abir Choudhury and seized his mobile phone on the basis of an FIR filed against him for allegedly defaming the country’s Prime Minister and Home Minister on Facebook.

According to media reports, the FIR was filed by the Cachar district president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Amitesh Chakraborty at the Silchar Sadar police station.

“There is a fine line between criticising a political ideology and defaming the torch-bearer and office bearer of this country. The person named Abir Choudhury (facebook id) has been engaged and indulged in castigating, censuring, denouncing, and defaming the Prime Minister of India, Home minister of this country relentlessly at the various level which not only is malevolence but is disgraceful to all the competent authority of this state,” Chakraborty mentioned in the FIR.

“That this deceitful and seditious act of misleading the citizens of this country and creating hoax at various dimension must not be tolerated and an appropriate decision must be taken in this regard establishing a precedent in this society,” Chakraborty further said in the FIR.

The FIR was lodged on May 17, 2021.

Seeking action against Choudhury, the complainant in the FIR addressed to the officer-in-charge said: “Henceforth, in the interest of the people at large and especially the law-abiding citizens of this country, I am approaching you to take urgent action and I expect something positive on this regard from you.”

As per reports, Choudhury was detained on Thursday from his residence at Panchayat Road for interrogation.

Police sources said Choudhury’s mobile phone was seized for further investigation.

He was booked under Section 294/501 and 67 Information Technology Act.

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