Assam Congress MLA Aftabuddin Mollah arrested for derogatory remarks against priests, seers, says police

Assam Congress MLA Aftabuddin Mollah arrested for derogatory remarks against priests, seers, says police

Assam Police on November 8 said it arrested a Congress MLA for allegedly making derogatory remarks about priests, Namgharias (residents of Namghariya village in the Dhemaji district) and seers.

Speaking to ANI, a senior officer of Assam Police said, “The arrested Congress leader has been identified as Aftabuddin Mollah, a sitting MLA from Jaleswar Assembly constituency (Assam).” “A case has been registered at Dispur police station under the relevant IPC Sections on a complaint,” police informed.

The Congress MLA is alleged to have delivered an inflammatory speech targeting priests, Namgharias and seers at a public meeting in Goalpara district on November 4. Further details are awaited.

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