GUWAHATI, Aug 2 - Director General of Assam Police Kuladhar Saikia today said that the eight-member delegation of the Trinamool Congress was asked not to visit the State on August 1 itself keeping in view the existing law and order situation, but they opted to act otherwise.
�We had to restrict them at the airport itself as Section 144 CrPC is already in force,� Saikia told media persons. The Assam Police had imposed Section 144 in Silchar apprehending law and order problem after the complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published on July 30.
�After they reached Silchar, Assam Police personnel restricted the delegation within the security area of the airport. Some of the members of the delegation acted aggressively, leading to the injury to two lady police personnel and one official from the civil administration,� the DGP clarified.
Sources privy to the unruly scenes that unfolded at the Silchar airport stated that the TMC delegation violated the airport protocol by sitting on the airport luggage belt as a mark of protest despite being offered chairs to sit.
Meanwhile, Guwahati police has restricted the entry of the TMC delegation, or for that matter any political or non-political organization, without prior permission from the competent authority.