Assam: Man in Hailakandi arrested for spreading rumours over NRC

Assam: Man in Hailakandi arrested for spreading rumours over NRC

Hailakandi Hailakandi

26 July 2018:

A person, identified as Sabir Sahu, was apprehended by the police from Mohanpur in Hailakandi district on Thursday for spreading rumours over National Register of Citizens (NRC) through the social media.

Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan said altogether 7.07 lakh applications were received for inclusion in draft NRC. In the part draft NRC, nearly 2.2 lakh applicants were included which accounted to 31 per cent.

Superintendent of Police, Mohneesh Mishra, said adequate forces were available to tackle any law and order situation. He warned that stringent action would be taken against rumour mongers. He said the administration was constantly monitoring the social media.

“NRC updation is a fair exercise and if anyone has doubts, he or she can clarify matters with the administration. But no mercy will be shown to anyone found spreading false and baseless information on NRC to create fears in the minds of the people," he said.

Khan also said that the complete draft NRC would be available from 10 am of July 30 in all the 57 NRC Seva Kendras across the district.

The authorities promulgated prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC in the entire district to prevent any untoward incident on the day of publication of NRC.