A total of 200 people have been arrested including a Congress leader for conspiring and indulging in violence in Assam, where angry protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was launched here last week.
Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, the chief of Assam police said, “190 protesters had been arrested and that 136 cases had been registered.”
The police claim there’s a political conspiracy behind the violence. Mahanta said some conspirators were arrested, including “major leaders” from various organizations.
In addition to the arrests, over 3,000 people have been detained across Assam.
Young students detained for participating in protests have been allowed to leave after Assam has witnessed one of the worst violent protests by the public in its history with three rail stations, post office, bank, bus terminus, shops, dozens of vehicles and many other public properties being blazed or totally damaged.
After Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on Wednesday night, the state erupted in uncontrolled protests, in which agitators engaged in extreme battle in almost every major city or town, forcing the administration to impose a curfew.