Assam: Two BJP Workers Arrested For Attacking Union Minister's House During Anti-CAA Stir
Abdurrahman Aman | India Tomorrow
GUWAHATI, FEBRUARY 5—A total of 18 persons, including two BJP workers have been arrested for allegedly attacking the house of Union Minister of State for Food Processing Rameswar Teli at Duliajan in Upper Assam during anti-CAA protests on December 11 last year.
The arrested BJP workers have been identified Debajit Hazarika and Vicky Sonar.
While confirming that 18 persons had been arrested for attack on the house of the minister and for pelting stones on the police on December 11, 2019, police said that Debajit Hazarika and Vicky Sonar were BJP workers.
State BJP leaders have also confirmed that the two were active workers of the party. Family members of the accused also confirmed that both of them were close aides of Rameswar Teli.
Reacting to their arrest, Teli said that both the accused are BJP workers but he did not know for what they were apprehended. “But if they have been arrested, there must be some truth in police’s colaim. They lived in my neighbourhood and always attended my programmes with their family members”, said Teli.
Houses of several MLAs and BJKP leaders were attacked during anti-CAA protests in December 2019. The houses of some of them were burnt completely.
The protesters had also set afire public and private properties at many places of the state including Guwahati.
Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police Sreejith T said that the accused were apprehended on the basis of CCTV footage.
The AASU has been claiming that BJP was involved through its agents to defame the peaceful and democratic agitation against CAA.
So far, a total of 88 people have been arrested from Dibrugarh district for their alleged involvement in violence during protests against CAA.