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    ‘Assam Police tried to kill us’: APCC president Ripun Bora

    Congress also announced to continue its protest on January 22, a day ahead the PM is slated to reach Assam

    GUWAHATI: Ripun Bora The BJP led government is trying to kill Congress workers with the help of police, alleged Ripun Bora, the president, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Saturday after one state police official allegedly took out his service weapon during a protest rally by Congress in the state.

    Hundreds of Congress workers including Bora and All India Congress Committee (AICC) Prithviraj Sathe were detained by state police on Saturday when the party workers were staging a Rajbhawan gherao program here.

    Bora claimed that the party had already acquired the necessary permissions needed for the demonstration against unemployment, inflation and anti-farmers’ law.

    “We had all the necessary permission for the demonstration. Despite that, the police stopped us forcibly and detained over 500 of our workers. One of the policemen even took out his gun to shoot at our workers but luckily the weapon fell from his hand,” the APCC president alleged.

    Congress accused that the state police have been working as a puppet of the state government. The party president has also lodged a formal complaint against the erring official and the incident before the state’s chief secretary and police chief.

    “We have all the evidence of the incident. Video footage and pictures are submitted with the complaint. But still, if the state police don’t act, then we will move the Gauhati high court,” Bora told media after his release.

    He said that the party would also inform the Election Commission of India (ECI) about the incident and the state police’s role.

    Congress also announced to continue its protest on January 22, a day ahead the PM is slated to reach Assam.

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