Assam: Professor arrested for emails criticizing Govt, CM and Education Min

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Police had filed a suo moto case against the professor, leading to his arrest, said official.
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Guwahati: An Associate Professor of a college was arrested on Saturday in Assam’s Hailakandi district for allegedly sending emails to authorities criticising government policies and using unparliamentary words against the state Chief Minister.

Police had filed a suo moto case against the professor, leading to his arrest, said official.

The accused allegedly sent emails to the district superintendent of police’s official email account criticising government policies and using unparliamentary words against the chief minister and the Education minister, official claimed.

In the email, professor had also criticised the National Education Policy 2020 and the ongoing ‘Gunotsav’ in the state, an exercise by the Education Department to review government institutions, official said.

He had also sent similar emails to other government officials in the district, in addition to the SP, official added.

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