A total of 241 criminal cases have been registered in Assam following the violent protests against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA). 385 persons have been arrested so far in relation to these cases, informed GP Singh, Additional Director General Police (Law and Order), Assam.
“Collection, collation and assessment of the evidence in all cases continue with full vigour,” he tweeted.
On the other hand, a total of 179 social media posts were found to be ” in conflict with law and/or norms”. Assam Police registered 25 criminal cases and six people have been arrested for posting or sharing unverified/provocative information on social media.
“About 30 persons counselled with advice to delete adverse posts. People are once again requested to be careful,” Singh wrote further.
Post the restoration of mobile internet data services on December 20th, 2019, the Assam police had urged people to be cautious while posting or sharing information on social media. The internet services were snapped at 7 pm on December 11th, 2019 due to violence during anti-CAA protests.
Violent protests broke out in several parts of the country after the citizenship law was passed in parliament on December 11th, 2019. Several people have died in Assam, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh in violence over the week.
Four people have been killed in police firing in Assam, while an oil tanker driver was charred to death when his vehicle was set on fire in Orang.