Guwahati court Stays Lower Court’s Order to Register Case Against CM Sarma

Guwahati: The Gauhati high court halted a lower court’s ruling that the Guwahati city police file a case against Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday.

Sarma had petitioned the High Court to overturn the lower court’s decision.

The lower court had previously ordered the city’s Dispur police to file a report against state chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, based on a complaint made by Congress MP Abdul Khaleque, who accused Sarma of making inflammatory words while speaking about an eviction drive in the state.

Khaleque had gone to court after Dispur police had failed to register his complaint.

Khaleque stated “I had approached Dispur police as well as the state DGP, but my complaint was ignored. Then I had no choice but to go to court, where the judge ordered the police to file a report and register the case.”

In his complaint, Khaleque claimed that the CM referred to the Gorukhuti eviction drive in Darang district as “revenge” for happenings in 1983 during the Assam agitation in which some indigenous youths were purportedly slain by illegal infiltrators.

It needs to be mentioned that on September 20 and 23, about 1000 houses in Gorukhuti’s Dhalpur I, II, and III villages were bulldozed, displacing over 7,000 people. During the eviction efforts, there was also violence, as two persons were shot and killed by police while opposing the eviction.

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