Tinsukia: A youth who allegedly made “objectionable” comments against the Assamese language surrendered before the Tinsukia Police on Sunday.
Arbind Singh, during a phone conversation with a delivery boy, not just deterred him from using the Assamese language, but also threatened that people from his community will be dominating political space, right from ward commissioner to member of parliament in the coming days, sparking massive outrage after the audio clip went viral.
According to sources, the accused surrendered before a team of police near a petrol pump at Makum Road in Tinsukia, almost three days after an FIR was registered against him. “The accused was taken to the police station where he sought forgiveness by holding his ears,” said a source.
“We shall not tolerate such derogatory and communal remarks against the Assamese language, which is an insult to the entire Assamese community and can endanger the peaceful environment that coexists between various communities,” a leader of the Brihottar Asomiya Yuba Manch said, adding, “We demand strict punishment so that no one in future dares to insult the pride of Assam.”
Earlier, AASU had declared a protest on Monday against the failure of police to arrest the culprit. However, in a statement, the student organization has postponed their protest following Arbind Singh’s arrest.
The police have registered a case (293/22) under section 295A, 506 of IPC and have forwarded him to jail.
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