GUWAHATI: A senior police officer in the Indian state of Assam has been suspended for making inflammatory remarks against Muslims on social media.
According to an Indian newspaper, Anjan Bora, the deputy superintendent of police in Karbi Anglong district, posted anti-Muslim messages on Facebook.
In a series of messages, he vowed to stop Azan the Muslim prayer call and revealed that he killed many people from the minority community such as Rafikul Islam, a Congress worker in BTAD (Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts) in the state.
Bora’s controversial posts included: “Jai Sri Ram, Jai Hindustan, Jai jai Sri Ram jai hindubhumi. We should join a Muslim free Hindustan.”
His anti-Muslim posts sparked widespread protests across the state with many demanding his arrest and dismissal from the police service.
The suspension comes amid heightening political tussle over the Bangladeshi migrants’ issue as assembly elections draw near Assam.
A case was filed on Saturday against the cop at a police station in Bongaigaon district of the state by K Ali, publicity secretary of All Bodoland Minority Students’ Union, for his anti-Muslim Facebook posts.
The union has also decided to file multiple cases against the DSP in all four BTAD districts.