“Popular Front of India (PFI) and Maoists were involved in the violent incidents that occurred in Assam during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests,” said state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Ranjit Dass.
He was interacting with the scribes on Thursday in Guwahati and informed about the various programmes the state BJP has undertaken to break the “misconceptions” regarding CAA among those opposing it.
“Maoists in the guise of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) torched the house of BJP MLA Binod Hazarika at Chabua in Tinsukia district,” Dass claimed.
“Moreover, the Maoists burnt several government properties including treasury office, post office, panchayat office in Chabua,” he added.
“We have also confirmed that a few PFI activists have orchestrated the agitation and they are still active,” the BJP president added.
“The PFI activists are very much active in Guwahati for quite some time and they are trying to start communal riots,” Dass reiterated.
“The Sarbananda Sonowal-led state government has already taken appropriate measures and picked up a number of culprits,” he added.
The Assam Police had earlier arrested PFI Assam unit president Aminul Hoque and press secretary Mohammad Muzammil Hoque in connection with anti-CAA violence in Guwahati.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA), on the other hand, had arrested KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for his alleged link with the Maoists.