In a CCTV video footage that surfaced on Friday, SP Rajen Singh, an Assam Police Service (APS) officer is seen dragging and hitting executive magistrate and assistant commissioner Sailen Das, in the lobby of a hotel in Kokrajhar.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, replying to the state Assembly on behalf of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who also holds the Home portfolio, on Monday said that 25 people had died in the six detention camps of Assam — 24 since 2016.
Those left out have the option of contesting their exclusion in the foreigners’ tribunals. The Home Ministry has already told Assam that it would help it set up 1,000 Foreigners’ Tribunals to sort out disputes.
Stating that the outcome is a mandate for Modi, the Assam BJP leader claimed that it is unprecedented in electoral history and a wave in favour of a "great leader decided national and state elections the way #ModiWave has done for @BJP4India".
The meeting also took note of the Central and state government schemes and their assiduous implementation to ensure the transfer of benefits of the governance to the people at the lowest level, the release said.
"The apprehension about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 amongst people here has been addressed clearly in our manifesto. People’s sentiments will be taken care of and their interests will be absolutely protected," said Sonowal.
The apex court is hearing a petition by activist Harsh Mander against the dismal living conditions in the detentions centres. The plea alleges that inmates were kept in detention indefinitely just because they were not Indians and were treated as “illegal aliens”.