Guwahati: Popular writer and singer Sikha Sarma has been sent to 14-day judicial custody under several charges of the Indian Penal Code, including a case of treason – IPC 124A, informed Commissioner of Police Munna Prasad on Wednesday.
Sikha Sarma was taken into police custody by the Dispur Police after two advocates of Gauhati High court filed a case against her over a Facebook post written after the death of 22 jawans in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh.
Sarma in a Facebook post refused to consider the soldiers killed in the Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh as martyrs. She wrote, “Salaried professionals, who lose their lives during service, cannot be considered martyrs. By this logic, an employee working in the electricity department, who dies due to the current, should also get the status of a martyr.”
Police Commissioner Munna Prasad further informed that Sikha Sarma was presented before the court by Pan Bazar Women Police Station on Wednesday afternoon.
Several people in Assam and other parts of the nation including soldiers from the borders in Jammu and Kashmir expressed anger at this post by Sikha Sarma.