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CAA violence: Assam cops not confirming PFI leader's arrest

New Delhi

18-December-2019

The Assam Police are tightlipped on arrests made in connection with the violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the state.

The arrests come in the wake of Assam's Finance and Health Minister Hemanta Biswal's allegations on Tuesday of Congress and PFI's involvement in the unrest that has flared across the state over the CAA.

Speaking to IANS on the arrests, Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said that some people have been picked up but he did not elaborate further. Mahanta also refused to comment if the arrested included Popular Front of India (PFI) leader Aminul Haque.

The northeast, especially Assam, has witnessed large scale violence and protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act.IANS