Assam cops have captured Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani from Palanpur town in Gujarat’s Banaskantha locale and took him toward the North-Eastern state via air in the early long stretches of Thursday, officials said.
An FIR was filed in opposition to Mevani in Kokrajhar in Assam by one Arup Kumar Dey for 2 of his tweets that he had posted on April 17 forward of Modi’s go to to Gujarat. In his grievance, Dey had written that Mevani has talked about in his tweets “that the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi worships and considers Godse as God and appealed that the PM on his visit on 20th April to Gujarat should make an appeal to the public for the peace and harmony in areas such as Himmat Nagar, Khambhat and Veraval (sic.) in Gujarat where communal violence (Komi Hadse) had taken place”, reads the FIR that’s filed-in.
While Mevani has been taken to Kokrajhar in Assam, his attorney Anand Yagnik advised ET that the authorized ngathering with respect to the Congress has proactively arrived at the police headquarters the spot he’s being put away. His bail request wasnevertheless dismissed. Mevani will issue the decision in the following court agenda.
Angered over Mevani’s arrest, Gujarat Congress leaders staged a demonstration near Sarangpur circle in the city and demanded his release. Jignesh Mevani was remanded to three-day police custody on Thursday. Although the police sought 14 day custody, the court agenda of the chief judicial Justice of the Peace of Kokrajhar remanded Mevani for only 3 days.