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2 Assam Journalists Arrested For Alleged Attempt To “Malign” Himanta Sarma: Police

Himanta Biswa Sarma informed reporters that this was a transparent case of political conspiracy


Two journalists had been arrested and three others detained on Wednesday for his or her alleged try to malign Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma after they shared a photograph of him alongside along with his daughter with a “salacious intent”, the police mentioned.

The minister’s spouse had filed a criticism with the Dispur police station underneath the POCSO Act, following which the Guwahati Metropolis Police started probing the case.

Taufiquddin Ahmad, the Editor-in-Chief of native information web site ”Pratibimba Stay”, and its News Editor Iqbal had been arrested for investigation into the “conspiracy”, whereas three different workers had been detained, Guwahati Metropolis senior police official Munna Prasad Gupta informed PTI.

The three workers who had been detained are being interrogated to establish their involvement within the case, he mentioned.

The minister informed reporters that this was a transparent case of political conspiracy however to “stoop so low and never spare even my minor daughter, displays a really low mentality”.

“I’ve been attacked on all fronts by my opponents however after they didn’t create any influence, they’ve adopted a special technique to malign my character and I’ve been noticing this not too long ago,” he mentioned.

Mr Sarma mentioned that the {photograph} posted with a malafide intent was disturbing and “we couldn’t sleep the entire night time”.

Senior police official (Legislation and Order) GP Singh mentioned that the police will take sturdy motion in opposition to all such makes an attempt underneath stringent provisions of the POCSO Act, he mentioned.

They had been arrested on the premise of a case registered with the Dispur police station underneath sections of meaning to insult the modesty of any girl, and Sections 14 and 21 of the Safety of Kids from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he mentioned.

“Motion shall be taken in opposition to all individuals regardless of their place of residence who use any of the social media platforms to maliciously use such platforms for furthering this conspiracy,” Mr Singh added.

The web site had shared a photograph of the minister hugging his daughter, following which it went viral on social media.

The web site later apologised for not mentioning that the lady within the picture was the minister’s daughter and blamed others for sharing it with the intent to defame Mr Sarma.

The information outlet obtained backlash for the intent to share the picture in such a means with Mr Sarma retweeting it and mentioning that it was him and his daughter.

The police mentioned they’re investigating the matter to determine these behind the submit going viral.

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