Multiple FIRs have been filed at Dispur and Latasil police stations in Guwahati on Thursday by local organization and advocates against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her alleged inflammatory remarks regarding the updating of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Nath confirmed that the Dispur police station has received an FIR against Banerjee.
The FIR has been lodged by the president of Krishak Sramik Kalyan Parishad, though the police was yet to register any case.
Nath said, “We have received an FIR. The Office in-charge of Dispur police station is looking into the complaint, which pertains to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee making some statement in her state. “No case has been registered by the police yet,” he added.
The FIR has been given on purported remarks of Banerjee at a public meeting in West Bengal yesterday where she had termed the NRC updating process in Assam as a step to push out the Bengali-speaking people out of Assam.
Another FIR was filed at Latasil police station in the city against the West Bengal Chief Minister by senior lawyer Bijon Mahajan.
Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress had also staged a demonstration against the NRC updating process in front of Parliament today.
The first draft of the updated NRC was published at midnight of December 31 last, which included the names of 1.90 crore citizens of Assam out of total 3.29 crore applicants.
The rest of the applicants are under various stages of verification and a second draft would be published shortly.