The Assam police have so far arrested 14 persons for the offence of posting comments in social media platform supporting Taliban in Afghanistan. The state police headquarter has issued the names of all the 14 arrested persons.
Assam special DGP GP Singh said “Assam police has arrested 14 persons for social media posts regarding Taliban activities that have attracted provisions of law of the land”.
People are advised to be careful in posts or likes etc, on social media platforms to avoid penal action, he added
However, the arrest were made since Friday night they have been booked under different sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, IT Act and CrPC, a senior police officer said.
“We were on alert and monitoring social media for inflammatory posts,” the officer said.
Deputy Inspector General Violet Baruah said the Assam Police is taking stern legal action against pro-Taliban comments on social media that are harmful to national security.