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Assam Police To Summon Rahul Gandhi Over Nyay Yatra Clash

Assam Police To Summon Rahul Gandhi Over Nyay Yatra Clash

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam Police is preparing to summon Congress leader Rahul Gandhi regarding a clash during the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ in Guwahati last month, sources report.

An FIR named Rahul Gandhi and other senior Congress leaders such as KC Venugopal, Jitendra Singh, Jairam Ramesh, Srinivas BV, Kanhaiyya Kumar, Gaurav Gogoi, Bhupen Kumar Borah, and Debabrata Saikia. On Monday, Assam Police questioned Congress MLA Jakir Hussain Sikdar and another party leader. Guwahati City Congress general secretary Ramen Kumar Sarma was also summoned for questioning.

On January 23, Congress workers, with Gandhi and other leaders, broke police barricades in Guwahati after Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma threatened to file an FIR if the Yatra entered the city. Clashes with police ensued, resulting in injuries to several police personnel and party workers.

Despite breaking the barricades, Gandhi emphasized adherence to the law and followed the permitted route along NH-27 in Guwahati. However, Chief Minister Sarma labelled the incident as “Naxalite” style and instructed police to file a case. Guwahati Police lodged a suo motu FIR against Gandhi and others for “wanton acts of violence.”

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Sarma announced that “instigators,” including Gandhi, would be arrested after the Lok Sabha polls to avoid politicization. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed to probe the case and handed over to the CID.

Another FIR was filed against the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ organizers, including KB Byju and Assam Congress chief Bhupen Kumar Borah, for deviating from the permitted route in Jorhat town, causing chaos. The Jorhat district police issued notices, interrogating several accused persons.

The ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra,’ led by the Congress MP, started on January 14 from Manipur and will end on March 20 in Mumbai.

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