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Assam Professor, Arrested For Criticising Government Policies, Gets Bail

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Assam: Police mentioned the professor can be accused of impersonating his minor son (Representational)

Hailakandi (Assam):

An affiliate professor of a school in Assam’s Hailakandi district, who was arrested for allegedly sending emails to officers criticising authorities insurance policies and utilizing unparliamentarily phrases in opposition to the chief minister, has been granted bail by an area courtroom, a senior police officer mentioned on Sunday.

A suo moto case was registered by the police in opposition to the accused primarily based on his emails and he was positioned below arrest on Saturday after practically 18 hours of questioning, he mentioned.

“The accused moved for bail, which was granted to him late on Saturday evening,” the officer mentioned.

He had despatched out emails to a number of authorities officers, together with the superintendent of police of Hailakandi, “which was extremely hateful and communal in nature”, the officer acknowledged.

The affiliate professor is going through allegation of making an attempt to insult different non secular faiths with a function of making a divisive environment, he mentioned.

He can be being accused of impersonating his minor son to criticise authorities insurance policies, he added.

“The electronic mail had used slang language and extremely objectionable phrases in opposition to authorities of the Assam authorities, together with Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Education Minister Ranoj Pegu.

“In the e-mail, he criticised the tutorial system and tried to advertise a ebook written by him, which relies primarily of Islamic religion and advantage,” he mentioned.

The senior officer claimed that it was a “deliberate and malicious intend to outrage the non secular emotions and an try and insult different non secular religion with a function of making divisive environment”.

He additionally allegedly impersonated his baby, who research in Class IV, and submitted an objectionable petition in opposition to the federal government Program ‘Gunotsav’, an train to judge authorities colleges, the officer added.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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