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KMSS activists stage protest against CAA. (File image: Northeast Now)

Police on Thursday night arrested a Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district for his alleged involvement in violence during ant-CAA protests.

Dibrugarh police arrested KMSS’s Barbarua unit secretary Biju Tamuli on charges of destroying public property and involved in violence during the protests against the amended citizenship law.

Earlier, KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi was arrested by Assam police in Jorhat on December 12 as a preventive measure amid protest against the CAA.

On December 13, Guwahati police registered a suo moto case against him.

The case was handed over to NIA on December 14 on state government’s request.

The NIA booked him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Dibrugarh SP Sreejith Tiraviam said police arrested Tamuli based on the evidences found against him involving in vandalizing public property during anti-CAA protest.

“We have arrested 62 persons so far in connection with violence and vandalism. So far 80 cases were registered. We have gathered enough evidence against the persons who were involved in vandalism and violence,” the SP said.

Union minister Rameswar Teli was shown black flags by Dibrugarh unit in AASU on Friday morning.

Protesters waved black flags at Tally standing on the roadside as the union minister’s convoy passed through the RKB Path, Dibrugarh around 8 am on Friday.

Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s home district Dibrugarh witnessed huge protest against CAA.

BJP state president Ranjeet Kumar Dass was shown black flags by the anti-CAA protesters on his way to meet Chabua MLA Binod Hazarika.

Hazarika’s house was burnt down by anti-CAA protesters during anti-CAA movement.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com