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Journalist arrested for alleged Facebook post threatening to kill Assam CM

Assam Police arrested a regional news channel journalist for an alleged objectionable post on social media against Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. The post allegedly threatened to kill the chief minister.

Police arrested the man identified as Maniruddin Rahman alias Surajit Harsh from Goreswar area in Baksa district on October 24.

According to report, the man had allegedly posted an objectionable post on social media against the chief minister and threatened to kill him.  The post read: “Sonowal is a curse to Assam….Shoot him if I had a gun.”

Following the objectionable post, Hindu Jagaran Manch, Goreswar had lodged an FIR at Goreswar police station and a person named Benudhar Nath lodged another FIR at Dispur police station against the man.

Police said that, 29-year-old Maniruddin Rahman had operated a Facebook account in the name of Surajit Harsh.

Police had arrested the man under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including sections 294, 295(A), 506 and section 67 of the IT Act.

Guwahati city Police Commissioner Deepak Kumar said that, police had arrested the man from Baksa district and a case has been registered against him at Dispur police station.

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