The leader of the Lachit Sena, Shrinkhal Chaliha was re-arrested and will be produced by the Assam Police Crime branch at a local court in Guwahati on January 10th, 2020.
Chaliha was arrested in Dibrugarh on December 23rd, 2019 and brought to Guwahati. Later, he was shifted to Barpetra District Jail.
Speaking to Time8, Rantu Paniphukan, general secretary, Lachit Sena said, “He was brought to Guwahati on January 9th, 2020 by the CID and is presently at the Pan Bazar Police Station. The court has reserved its verdict on the bail plea.”
He added, “The Crime Branch arrested him on the night of January 9th, 2020 at a time when we were confirmed that he will be granted bail. He will be produced at the court today by the Crime Branch.”
The CID has earlier registered a case (30/2019) against Shrinkhal on charges of making provocative statements against the Citizenship Amendment Act.The case has been registered under Sections 120 (B) / 121 / 120 (A) / 121 (A) / 122 / 123 / 143 / 147 / 148 / 150 / 152/153/153(A)/326/333/353 of IPC.