Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani arrested by Assam Police

Independent MLA from Gujarat’s Vadgam, Jignesh Mevani, has been arrested by the Assam Police, who will be taking him from Ahmedabad to Guwahati on Thursday

Independent MLA from Gujarat’s Vadgam, Jignesh Mevani, has been arrested by the Assam Police, who will be taking him from Ahmedabad to Guwahati today. He was arrested from a Circuit House in Palanpur late Wednesday night, reported NDTV.

According to Mevani’s aides, the police haven’t given a clear reason for the arrest or provided them with a copy of the FIR yet.

In September last year, Mevani, a journalist, activist, and lawyer, had extended support to the Congress party as an independent legislator.

NDTV reported that for some time now, Mevani’s tweets were being “withheld due to a request by authorities.”

According to ANI, Mevani’s arrest followed a tweet where he said PM Modi who “considers Godse as God, should appeal for peace and harmony against communal clashes in Gujarat.”

He has now been charged under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), section 153(A) (promoting enmity between two communities), 295(A), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), and sections of the IT Act.

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