CAA Movement Leader Shrinkhal Chaliha Tastes Freedom at Last

CAA Movement Leader Shrinkhal Chaliha Tastes Freedom at Last

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Guwahati, January 10, 2019:

Gauhati High Court on has granted bail to organizing secretary of the Bir Lachit Sena and anti-CAA movement leader, Shrinkhal Chaliha, freeing him of the various charges, including waging war against the state during the Anti Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests.

The state government had earlier booked him for the second time under another case of waging a war against the state by the crime branch. He was arrested again in relation to an old case and produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court earlier today.

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The CJM later passed an order rejecting his arrest again in the new case. The Magistrate, in his order, observed that there was no new material or evidence in the second case justifying his arrest. Moreover, it was observed that the materials in the old case and the new were one and the same while rejecting the plea of the police.

It may be mentioned here that Shrinkhal Chaliha has become of the most prominent leaders in Upper Assam and the firebrand leader was leading protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (or CAA) in Dibrugarh when he was arrested by police.

Chaliha was arrested from Dibrugarh on December 20 under the case no 30/19. Later, he was charged with case nos. 120B, 121, 121A, 122, 123, 147, 148, 150, 153, 153A, 326, 333, and 353.

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jan 11, 2020