New Delhi: The Assam police has reportedly detained six Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers for questioning following the recovery of a purported ISIS flag in Lower Assam.
As per reports, on the night of May 7, acting on a tip-off, police conducted raids in Belsor area of Nalbari district and picked up the BJP members for their alleged role in planting the flag to a tree in the area. The detained members have been identified as Tapan Barman (from Kaihati),
Dwipjyoti Thakuria, Sorojjyoti Baishya and Pulak Barman (from Belsore), Mojamil Ali (from Chamata) and Moon Ali (from Baruakur). Barman has been identified as a former Congress councillor who joined the BJP and is a prominent member of its district committee.
Reports said that on May 3, residents of Belsor village spotted the flag with the message “Join the ISIS” written in Arabic stuck to a tree in a paddy field in Koihata area of the district, following which they informed the nearby Belsore police station. The police then took off the flag started an investigation to nab the people involved in the act.
The incident created a flutter in the area as six similar flags with “ISIS NE” inscribed on them were found in Goalpura district on May 2.