14 arrested in Assam for social media post supporting Taliban: Police | India News


NEW DELHI: Fourteen people were arrested from across Assam for alleged social media posts supporting the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, police said on Saturday.
The arrests were made since Friday night and they have been booked under different sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, IT Act and CrPC, a senior police officer said.
GP Singh, special DGP, Assam Police was quoted by ANI as saying, “Assam Police has arrested 14 persons for social media posts regarding Taliban activities that have attracted provisions of law of the land.”
People advised to be careful in posts or likes etc., on social media platforms to avoid penal action, he added.
The Police were on alert and monitoring social media for inflammatory posts, another officer said.
Two people each were arrested from Kamrup Metropolitan, Barpeta, Dhubri and Karimganj districts, police said.
One person each was arrested from Darrang, Cachar, Hailakandi, South Salmara, Goalpara and Hojai districts, they 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.


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