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BJP Workers Held for Torching Union Minister Rameshwar Teli's House

BJP Workers Held for Torching Union Minister Rameshwar Teli's House

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Duliajan, February 4, 2020:

Three persons, including two linked to the BJP, were arrested for allegedly attacking the house of Union minister Rameswar Teli in Duliajan in Dibrugarh district of Assam during an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest last year on December 11.

According to reports, Debajit Hazarika, Viki Sonar, and Arup Kaha have been arresred. Hazarika is said to be a member of the BJP Yuva Morcha, and Sonar a worker of the BJP.

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This is a shocking development as Teli, who represents Dibrugarh in the Lok Sabha, himself is a member of the saffron party and was elected to the Lower House with an overwhelming majority.

Earlier, a source told Inside Northeast that a mob gheraoed Teli’s residence in Tipling of Duliajan as soon as the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha last night.

“Security personnel turned up and used tear gas to disperse the irate protesters, but to no avail. They stood their ground and at one point, brought out torches and set fire to Teli’s residence. In retaliation to this, the authorities opened fire on the mob.”

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It was reported that as many as 14-15 people, including several security personnel, were injured in the attack.

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