Barpeta Police in Assam on Monday detained Suspended Congress MLA Sherman Ali following a disagreement with officials during an eviction drive carried out earlier today.
The eviction drive was carried out at Satra Kanara village in the Barpeta district.
As per sources, during the drive, around 400 bighas of illegally occupied government lands at number 12 seat of Satra Kanara were freed.
Earlier, a week ago, the district administration had issued circulars informing of the eviction drive to the occupants of the government lands.
However, around 40 families had to be evicted during the drive conducted early today morning, sources stated.
Last year too, Ahmed was arrested on the charge of sedition over his “provocative” remarks on the eviction drive in Darrang district. He was detained from his MLA quarter in Dispur.