APCC President Appears Before Police, Denounces Political Targeting
Guwahati 12th February: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Bhupen Borah made his second appearance before Jorhat Police today, responding to summons related to a case filed against him for allegedly diverting the route and causing disruption during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi.
Following his interrogation, Borah criticized Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for what he perceived as targeted actions against the opposition. He asserted that such tactics would not deter the Congress party from its mission.
Borah emphasized, “The way Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is targeting the opposition… we will not be scared by this. Our party has grown amidst struggle… This kind of tactics cannot deter us, they cannot scare our party workers.”
It’s noteworthy that Borah had been summoned by Jorhat Police previously on January 31 and had made it clear that he wouldn’t seek anticipatory bail if arrested.
Moreover, Borah questioned the police’s repeated summons, contrasting it with the lack of action against those who assaulted him during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.
He criticized the Assam Police, stating, “Assam Police has lost its direction… The person who assaulted me at Khanapara has not yet been questioned… Since they have called repeatedly, I have told them that Jorhat Police has lost its way.”
Borah’s summons are under Section 41(A) of CrPC, related to charges including criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, rioting, and use of criminal force under IPC, along with relevant charges under the PDPP Act.