Youth detained for alleged death threat to Assam minister


One person has been detained for allegedly threatening Assam Minister Atul Bora on social media, Director General of Police Gyanendra Pratap Singh said on Thursday.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam Police had on Tuesday filed a case and initiated a probe over Bora receiving a threat to his life on social media.

Singh said that a 31-year-old youth from Bamun Moran village in Gaurisagar of Sivasagar district has been picked up for his Facebook post by a user named ‘Pranash Shandilya’, which allegedly threatened the Agriculture Minister of the state.

“The detention is based on substantial evidence,” he said in a post of X.

According to sources, the detained youth has been identified as Nip Pratim Barua.

Bora is also the president of Asom Gana Parishad, an ally of the ruling BJP-led coalition government in the state.

Earlier, a person, claiming to be a part of the banned ULFA, made a purported threat of a bomb in Bora’s quarter in the comment section of the Facebook page of a local news portal.

“No such threat would be acceptable against elected representatives as it threatens the democratic polity,” the DGP had said.