The Arunachal Pradesh Police has filed a case against anti-CAA activist Sharjeel Imam for his alleged inflammatory speeches, a senior police officer said in Itanagar on Monday.
The crime branch of the police filed the case against Imam on Sunday after his alleged speeches went viral on social media. In the clips, he was heard saying that Assam and other northeast states should be cut-off from the rest of the country in the wake of the CAA, Special Investigation Team (SIT) SP Dr Navdeep Singh Brar said.
A case against Imam under IPC sections 124 A (an offence by words, either spoken or written causes disaffection against Government established by law), 153 A (promoting enmity between different religious groups with an intent to create disharmony) and 153 B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration) has been registered on Sunday), the senior police officer said.
He said that investigation is being taken up by the SIT.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has slammed Imam for his "Break India" remark.
"This kind of provocation inciting secession of Assam & other NE states from rest of India, creating communal disharmony, hampering sovereignty & territorial integrity of India will not be tolerated," the chief minister tweeted.
The Delhi Police has filed a case against Imam, an activist who came in limelight during the ongoing protest in Shaheen Bagh, on Sunday for allegedly delivering inflammatory speeches against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the proposed countrywide National Register of Citizens (NRC).