Assam Professor, Arrested For Criticising Government Policies, Gets Bail

Updated : May 22,2022 Code [VERSION 12.55]

22 sec ago Hailakandi (Assam): An associate professor of a college in Assam's Hailakandi district, who was arrested for allegedly sending emails to officials criticising government policies and using unparliamentarily words against the chief minister, has been granted bail by a local court, a senior police officer said on Sunday. A suo moto case was registered by the police against the accused based on his emails and he was placed under arrest on Saturday after nearly 18 hours of questioning, he said. "The accused moved for bail, which was granted to him late on Saturday evening," the officer said. He had sent out emails to several government officials, including the superintendent of police of Hailakandi, "which was extremely hateful and communal in nature", the officer stated. The associate professor is facing allegation of attempting to insult other religious faiths with a purpose of creating a divisive atmosphere, he said. He is also being accused of impersonating his minor son to criticise government policies, he added.