A youth from Assam, Manuruddin Rahman, has landed in the police net after threatening to assassinate Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
According to reports, the youth had created a fake Facebook account with the name 'Surjit Harshas' and had used it to abuse and threaten to kill the Chief Minister on social media. The Home department of the Assam Government were put on high alert after a particularly offensive and 'dangerous seeming' post surfaced yesterday.
Taking prompt action, Goreswar authorities in Baksa district of Assam arrested Manuruddin Rahman, who had been running the fake account was arrested, late in the evening on Wednesday.
After interrogating the youth, it was discovered that he works in the PCR department of private television channel 'Assam Talks'.
Although the apprehendee denies his involvement in making the threats on social media, authorities have said that they have enough evidence against the man.
It may be mentioned here that as recently as September 22, Lintu Kishor Sarmah, a man hailing from Assam’s Nalbari, had been arrested for threatening to kill Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The man, in his incriminating post, wrote that Himanta Biswa’s life is in his hands and further added that if Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wants to stay alive, he should be given a job at the Nalbari Police Station. In the same post, he also wrote that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would soon become the target of terrorists.
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