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Anti-CAA protests: 393 arrested, 244 cases registered in Assam

Assam police have noticed 206 offensive and provocative posts on social media from Dec 9, 2019.

Guwahati

The Assam police has arrested 393 people for their alleged involvement in the recent anti- Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest in the state, informed Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said while addressing a press conference held at the Chief Minister’s conference hall at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati that, a total of 244 cases have been registered and 393 people have been arrested by the police so far.

The Assam Finance Minister said that Assam police have noticed 206 offensive and provocative posts on social media from Dec 9, 2019, and police registered 28 cases for such offensive and provocative posts.

“Police arrested 10 people in connection with their offensive posts on social media and out of them, five were released on bail and five sent to judicial custody,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

He further said that 21 people were brought to the police station along with their parents and after counselling they were released.

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