Assam Police Arrest 14 People For “Supporting Taliban” On Social Media

Assam Police Arrest 14 People For “Supporting Taliban” On Social Media

Arrests were made since Friday night and they have been charged under different sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, IT Act and CrPC.

Assam Police on Saturday said they have arrested fourteen people from across the state for alleged social media posts “supporting the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan”.

A senior police officer told news agency PTI that the arrests were made since Friday night and they have been charged under different sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, IT Act and CrPC.

“We were on alert and monitoring social media for inflammatory posts,” the officer told PTI.

The police said that two people each were arrested from Kamrup Metropolitan, Barpeta, Dhubri and Karimganj districts.

They added that one person each was arrested from Darrang, Cachar, Hailakandi, South Salmara, Goalpara and Hojai districts.

Violet Baruah, Deputy Inspector General, said the Assam Police is taking stern legal action against pro-Taliban comments on social media that are harmful to national security.

“We’re registering criminal cases against such persons. Please inform the police if any such thing comes to your notice,” she tweeted.

https://twitter.com/violet_baruah/status/1428956560886145034?s=19


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