In a sensational development, police in Assam have arrested six BJP workers in connection with the discovery of an ISIS flag in the state’s Nalbari district.
The arrested BJP members have been identified as Tapan Barman from Kaihati, Mojamil Ali from Chamata, Moon Ali from Baruakur, Pulak Barman from Belsor, Dwipjyoti Thakuria, Sorojjyoti Baishya and Khelua Patowary.
The cops arrested them on Monday from Piplibari for their alleged role in the incident, reported website NENow.
Cops had swung into action after locals in Kaihati area of Belsor Police Station had discovered an ISIS flag tied to a treat with the message urging people to join the dreaded terrorist outfit.
What’s noticeable in the flag posted by the BJP members is the Arabic texts, which is different from what appears on the ISIS flags. The second part of the text, Muhammadur Rasuloollah (Mohammed, Peace Be Upon Him is the prophet of Allah), has been written wrongly.
The NENow website further reported that similar flags with ‘ISIS NE’ written on them were discovered in Goalpara district on a river bank. Cops had suspected that this could have been the handiwork of miscreants, who were keen to create communal tension in the area.
Curiously, the flags were found days ahead of the visit of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, to the state.
This is not tha first time BJP members or office bearers have been found to be involved in such anti-national activities. Last year, a member of the BJP IT Cell, identified as Dhruv Saxena, was arrested for spying for the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI.