An Assam-based author Sikha Sarma has been arrested on fees of sedition for her alleged social media submit on safety forces martyred throughout a fierce gun battle in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district final week.
According to experiences, two Bharatiya Janata Party staff –Umi Deka Baruah and Kangkana Goswami — lodged an FIR towards the 48-year-old author. Acting upon the criticism, the Guwahati metropolis police summoned Sarma for interrogation and later arrested her.
A case has been registered at Dispur police station beneath Sections 124A (sedition), 294A (holding lottery workplace), 500 (defamation) and 506 (felony intimidation) together with Section 45 (residuary penalty) of IT Act.
Taking to her Facebook account, Sarma on Monday allegedly wrote, “Salaried professionals who die in the line of duty can’t be termed ‘martyrs’. Going by that logic, the workers of the electricity department who die of electrocution should also be labelled martyrs. Do not make people sentiment, media.”
Guwahati Police Commissioner Munna Prasad Gupta confirmed the event saying, she was arrested final evening and in the present day we produced her earlier than the Kamrup (Metro) district court docket. We didn’t search police custody. She has been despatched to 14 days of judicial custody.”
On Saturday, April 3, a fierce gun battle broke out between security forces and Naxals along the Sukma-Bijapur border in Chhattisgarh. In the incident, 22 security personnel lost their lives, 32 others were left injured while 1 commando is missing.