CAA Row: Assam Youth Congress President Kamrul Islam Choudhury Arrested for 'Vandalism'

CAA Row: Assam Youth Congress President Kamrul Islam Choudhury Arrested for 'Vandalism'


Dispur, January 23, 2020:

Youth Congress President Kamrul Islam has been arrested for alleged acts of vandalism during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (or CAA) which raged across Assam after the legislation was passed by the Rajya Sabha.

According to reports, Choudhury was booked during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act agitation for alleged acts of violence on December 12 last, when the protests took a violent turn.

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Even Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, showing pictures and video footage as evidence, had alleged that the Congress leader was involved in acts of violence and vandalism in Guwahati during the protests against the CAA.

Reportedly, Kamrul Choudhury was granted bail earlier by the Gauhati High Court, and today he had gone to the Dispur police station when he was arrested under another case. He had gone to the Dispur Court for interim bail, reports said.

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Choudhury had been accused of inciting followers to vandalize public properties during the CAA row. "There are allegations that he has incited violence in the violence. However, we have heard that when he was headed to Christian Basti...but seeing a ruckus on the street...he stopped his car at Super Market. He then walked to his location, but due to the chaotic situation on the street. He might have shaken hands with some acquaintances. However, that does not mean he is complicit", an aide told mediapersons.

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