Congress MLA Sherman Ali who was arrested by police on Saturday for making “communal and provocative” remarks, has been remanded to two-day police custody.
The police sought him for 10-day custody but the court remanded him to police custody only for two days.
Sherman Ali’s lawyer has requested the court to make arrangements for medical treatment as he is suffering from diabetes and cardiac problems.
The case (No. 520/21) has been filed under Section 153/153 (A) of the Indian Penal Code against Sherman Ali at Panbazar police station.
Besides, another case (No. 3598/21) was filed against Sherman at Dispur police station under Sections 153/153 (A), 294/500 of the IPC.
The third police complaint (No. 406/21) has been lodged at the Geetanagar police station in Guwahati.
Ali in a statement justified the killing of eight people in Darrang district in 1983 during the Assam agitation, who were declared “martyrs” and he termed them as “killers”.
Assam Congress served a show-cause notice to the party MLA for making the communal remarks.
Ali has been alleged to be a BJP agent by Congress President Bhupen Bora himself.
APCC president Bhupen Bora termed the statement of MLA Sherman Ali as ‘irrelevant’ and said that his party will not tolerate such statement.
On Thursday, Bir Lachit Sena leader Shrinkhal Chaliha demanded the Assam government to immediately arrest Congress Baghbar MLA Sherman Ali for allegedly insulting the martyrs.