Assam student detained for pro-ULFA Facebook post; 2nd arrest in 2 months | Latest India News
Police in Assam, Udalguri district arrested a 22-year-old student for allegedly supporting the banned United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA) in a social media post, it was reported on Monday officials.
Pramod Kalita, a second year student from Tangla College was arrested by Kalaigaon police on Sunday. He appeared in court the same day and was taken into custody.
“The student had posted several comments on Facebook expressing his support for a banned terrorist outfit. Because of this, he was arrested and the necessary legal action was taken,” said Hiranya Barman, Udalguri Police Commissioner.
In his message, Kalita, a resident of Borangabari, said in English and Assamese that he was ready to give his life for ULFA-I and that the team leader, Paresh Baruah, was part of his heart. .
“I always support ULFA,” Kalita said. Responding to a comment calling for his arrest for the job, the student challenged the police to arrest him while adding that he liked the banned outfit but was not a member of it.
Since its formation in 1979, the ULFA has carried out violent attacks against security personnel and civilians as part of its stated goal of an independent Assam. Following the Covid-19 outbreak, the team declared a unilateral ceasefire last year, which is still ongoing.
According to the FIR filed at Kalaigaon Police Station, Kalita was charged under Sections 120B, 121, 121A of the Indian Penal Code read together with Section 39 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for criminal conspiracy , make or attempt to make war against the State. and supporting a terrorist organization.
Kalita is the second student in the state to be arrested in two months for Facebook posts allegedly supporting ULFA-I.
On May 18, Golaghat district police arrested Barshashree Buragohain; a second-year student from DCB College in Jorhat for a post on a social media platform where she wrote “Akou korim rashtradroh” (will rebel against the nation again).
The 19-year-old student has been in prison for two months. Last week, based on his request, a district court allowed him to take his exams from prison. Gauhati High Court will hear his bail application on July 21.