GUWAHATI, June 19 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today directed Guwahati Police Commissioner to arrest and bring Garga Chatterjee of West Bengal to Assam for posting offensive remarks on social media about Swargadeo Chaolung Sukapha and the Ahom community.
The Chief Minister directed the City Police Commissioner to leave for Kolkata today itself for apprehending Garga Chatterjee.
Thorough a statement today, the Chief Minister said that Chaolung Sukapha was the architect of the greater Assamese identity and making derogatory statements about such a great personality could not be tolerated.
Stating that posting of offensive remarks on social media misinterpreting historical facts could lead to rift between different communities in an ethnically diverse State like Assam, Sonowal said that the derogatory statements had hurt the sentiments of Assamese people and he underlined the need to take legal action against offenders like these for discouraging such behaviours in future.
On the other hand, following the direction of the Chief Minister, a three-member team, led by DCP (Crime) Barun Purkayastha, has been ordered by Guwahati Commissioner of Police to leave for Kolkata tonight.
A case related to this has been registered in the Crime Branch of Assam Police against Garga Chatterjee along with four other such cases for making provocative statements.