Sherman Ali
Sherman Ali after his arrest. Image credit - Twitter

Baghbor MLA Sherman Ali, who was arrested by police on Saturday for making “communal and provocative” remarks, has been remanded to two-day police custody.

The police sought him in 10-day custody but the court remanded him to police custody only for two days.

Sherman Ali’s lawyer has requested the court to make arrangements for medical treatment as he is suffering from diabetes and cardiology.

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The case (No. 520/21) has been filed under Section 153/153 (A) of the Indian Penal Code against Sherman Ali at Panbazar police station.

Besides, another case (No. 3598/21) was filed against Sherman at Dispur police station under Sections 153/153 (A), 294/500 of the IPC.

The third police complaint (No. 406/21) has been lodged at the Geetanagar police station in Guwahati.

Sherman was arrested from his residence at the MLA hostel at around 6:15 pm on Saturday.

MLA Sherman Ali was arrested by Panbazar Police in collaboration with the Dispur Police.

Demanding the arrest of Ali, several organisations staged protests across the state.

Sherman Ali, who was earlier the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) as an MLA, made some very insulting and derogatory remarks about the martyrs of Assam agitation.

Ali in a statement justified the killing of eight people in Darrang district in 1983 during the Assam agitation, who were declared “martyrs” and he termed them as “killers”.

While insulting the martyrs Ali said, “The killer will never be glorified. They are condemned.”

“Even those who went to kill at Nellie were killers. But they have been declared martyrs and given Rs 5 lakh,” Ali said.

Kalpajyoti Saikia

Kalpajyoti Saikia is Senior Reporter of Northeast Now. He can be reached at: kalpasaikia649@gmail.com