GUWAHATI, Aug 2 - Following Mamata Banerjee�s controversial remarks over non-inclusion of over 40 lakh people in the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), three cases have been registered by Assam Police against the West Bengal Chief Minister.
Director General of Assam Police Kuladhar Saikia, while speaking to media persons this evening, informed that the cases were registered under Sections 120 (B)/153 A/294/506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
While one case has been registered by North Lakhimpur police station on the basis of a complaint filed by a member of the Asom Yuba Chatra Parishad, the other cases were registered with the Panbazar and Basistha police stations under identical provisions of law by Mulin Sarma and Dulal Bora respectively.
While Section 120 B of the IPC deals with offence of criminal conspiracy, Section 153 A relates to the offence of spreading communal disharmony, enmity and feeling of disharmony among various groups.
�The investigation into all the three cases is at preliminary stage,� the DGP said.
The Assam Police chief stated that some circles are trying to disturb peace and tranquillity in the State, which cannot be tolerated.
�Anybody who tries to take the law in their hands would be dealt with as per the stringent provisions of law,� Saikia said. He also stated that the Assam Police is constantly monitoring the social media and action would be taken against those who act against the law of the land.
Further, the DGP said that force deployment has been kept static but the districts would be at liberty to make changes as per the situation.