Assam police arrests Kashmiri youth for ‘obscene’ remarks

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Srinagar

The Assam Police have arrested a youth from south Kashmir’s Kulgam district for allegedly making “obscene comment” on Facebook against the widow of a CRPF man from Assam, who was killed in Maoist attack in Jharkhand on June 13, reports said on Wednesday.

A joint team of Assam and Jammu and Kashmir police arrested the accused Syed Abbas and produced him in a court in Kulgam district on June 22. He has been granted transit remand and was being brought to Assam, Deccan Herald reported.

The report said that a team of the crime branch of the Assam Police left for Jammu and Kashmir after a BJP worker lodged an FIR at Kamalpur police station in Western Assam’s Kamrup district seeking action against Abbas, who had allegedly posted an obscene comment regarding widow of the CRPF man, Sunil Kalita.

The report said that Abbas had posted the comment on the Facebook page of a Guwahati-based news channel, which posted a news item about the widow saluting her husband during his last rites.

Following the complaint, Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal directed the state police to arrest the accused, Deccan Herald reported.

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