The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the bail petition of the prime accused in Silapathar vandalism case Subodh Biswas. The court will again hear the matter in February next.
Hearing the case, a division bench of Justice S A Bobde and Justice LN Rao asked the Assam police to complete the investigation and submit charge-sheet in the case by January next.
On Friday, the apex court took note of the Assam government. The court was told that statements of seven more people are yet to be taken in the case.
“We have already taken statements of 40 people in this connection,” the Assam government representative has informed the court. Currently the case is in a fast track court in Dhemaji.
President of Nikhil Bharat Bengali Udbastu Samannay Samitee (NBBUSS) Subodh Biswas has been charged with abetting riots and fuelling enmity between two communities.
Biswas and his aide were also charged with vandalising the AASU office in Silapathar. He was arrested from the Bajitpur area of North-24 Pargana district of West Bengal on March 22.