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PFI, Maoists involved in violent incidents during anti-CAA protests: Assam BJP
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PFI, Maoists involved in violent incidents during anti-CAA protests: Assam BJP

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Assam Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has claimed that members of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and the Maoists were involved in the violent incidents happened in the state during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests.

Assam BJP unit president Ranjeet Kumar Dass on Thursday said during a press conference that the PFI activists and the Maoists were actively involved in the violent incidents in the state during anti-CAA protests.

Dass has claimed that the Maoists in the name of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) -- an influenced farmers' organisation of Assam -- had burnt the house of BJP MLA Binod Hazarika at Chabua in Assam's Tinsukia district.

"The Maoists burnt several government properties including treasury office, post office, panchayat office at Chabua area. We have confirmed that some PFI activists are behind the agitation and they are actively working. In Guwahati, the PFI activists are active since a long time and they are trying to start communal riots," Ranjeet Kumar Dass said.

"We urged the government to take necessary action against the PFI and the Maoists in Assam," Ranjeet Kumar Dass said.

The Assam Police had earlier arrested PFI Assam unit president Aminul Hoque and press secretary Mohammad Muzammil Hoque in connection with anti-CAA violence in Guwahati.

On the other hand, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had arrested Akhil Gogoi -- Assam peasant leader and advisor of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for his alleged link with the Maoists.