Assam unit Trinamool Youth Congress on Tuesday staged a protest rally demanding the immediate release of Victor Das and seeking justice for journalist Banajit Thakuria.
Trinamool Youth Congress begin their protest march from their main office in Guwahati. Many of the members of the Trinamool Youth Congress were detained by police while protesting on the streets of Guwahati.
Victor Das was arrested for allegedly spreading false rumors over selection to the Grade III and IV posts of the Direct Recruitment examination that was held across Assam on August 21 and 28.
Das, who owns a coaching institute in Guwahati, had claimed people were demanding Rs 3-8 lakh for the post. He also alleged that some former MLAs were also involved.
He was arrested under IPC sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups), 384 (extortion), and 505 (circulation of fake news or rumours) for “spreading rumours and indulging in a conspiracy to foment discord between various sections of society over selection to government posts.” A local court on Saturday sent him to seven-day police custody.
On the other hand, Journalist Banjit Thakuria was attacked by miscreants while he went to collect a report on the fire that broke out in the Fat Belly restaurant.