Assam police have arrested former MLA Hitesh Basumatary along with two other persons for their alleged involvement in efforts to form a terror group. According to police, the former legislator has been booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
Addressing the media, Kokrajhar’s Additional superintendent of police (ASP), Nabanita Sarma said that Basumatary was conspiring to float a new militant organization and “unleash fresh terror in the region”.
Former MLA from Sapaguri in Assam’s Musalpur district, Basumatary has been booked under sections 120B, 121,121A, 122 and 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) besides the UAPA for attempting to wage war against the Government of India, the official said.
“We had source information that a few people were hatching a conspiracy to float a terrorist organization. We have arrested three people in this connection and further investigation is on. We have recovered automated arms live ammunition” the Kokrajhar ASP said.
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