Assam Police books Mamata Banerjee for NRC remark
Kolkata : The Assam police on Thursday registered an FIR against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over accusation of making inflammatory speech on updating of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in north eastern states of India.
Gauhati High Court advocate Tailendra Nath Das registered a complaint against Mamata Banerjee under Section 153(A) of the Indian Penal Code.
Das accused Mamata Banerjee of contempt of the apex court as the updating of NRC is being done under the direct supervision of Supreme Court.
Section 153(A) of the IPC pertains to promoting enmity among groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.
Banerjee had alleged BJP government of "hatching a conspiracy" to drive out Bengalis from Assam by "excluding" their names from the first draft of the NRC, which was published on the midnight of December 31.
"I warn the BJP government at the Centre not to play with fire... This is a conspiracy of the Centre to drive out around 1.80 crore people from the state," she had said.