Police have arrested an Assam professor for emails criticizing the Assam government and the head of state

An associate professor at a college in Assam’s Hailakandi district has been arrested for criticizing government policy and sending emails to officials accusing the state chief minister of using unparliamentary language.

According to a police official, a self-incrimination case has been filed against the professor, which led to his arrest.

Hailakandi Sadar Police Station Officer-in-Charge Ampi Dolagupu said, “The accused have alleged that the official email account of the district police superintendent has condemned the government policy and used unparliamentary language against the Chief Minister and the Education Minister.”

Daulagupu claims that he has more vocally criticized the National Education Policy 2020 and the ongoing ‘multiplication’ in the state, an exercise by the Department of Education to evaluate government schools by email,

“Apart from emailing the SP, he also sent similar emails to other government officials in the district,” he added.

When contacted by the college principal, he claimed that he had no official information about the arrest of the associate professor.

With input from PTI.

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