Cases registered against Mamata, TMC leaders for comment on NRC in Assam

More FIRs were registered in Assam against West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee for her remarks on the outcome of National Register of Citizens (NRC). Assam Public Works on August 4 lodged an FIR in Geetanagar police station in Guwahati.

“Her (Mamata’s) statements were totally communal as she tried to colour the process of NRC in Assam with Bengali versus Assamese which is likely to cause breach of peace and tranquillity amongst the two communities residing in Assam as well as threat to the life and liberty of Assamese people residing in West Bengal. Further, those statements of Mamata Banerjee, has created a tense situation and is on the verge of breaking communal riots amongst Assamese and Bengali people across the state and other parts of the country as well,” read the FIR.

Cases have been registered against the eight-member TMC delegate – Sukhendu Shekhar Roy, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Ratna Dey Nag, Nadimul Haque, Arpita Ghosh, Mamata Thakur, Firhad Hakim and Mahua Moitra.

Dhrubajyoti Talukdar of APW who lodged the complaint said that these TMC leaders had no connection with the process of NRC in Assam and they came with an intension to aggravate the tense situation created by their party leader Mamata Banerjee.

“Despite there being Section 144 in exercise, all these members created a chaos at the Kumbhirgram Airport and injured three police personals namely Champa Das, Partha Shil and Rubirani Das,” Talukdar said.

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