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Journalist Jaiklong Brahma arrested

Jaiklong Brahma, a senior journalist in Kokrajhar, was arrested by police on Tuesday night in Kokrajhar for links with NDFB (Songbijit faction). Brahma, who is currently working as Correspondent with a Guwahati based satellite television channel.  Brahma was called by police for personal discussion at Kokrajhar Sadar police station, but later arrested.

Sunil Kumar, SP Kokrajhar said  that Brahma was arrested for allegedly voluntarily inciting the banned terrorist organization for committing violence since last few months. He said that he was arrested under a case at Kokrajhar police station no.367/14,U/S 120(B)/121/121(A) 109 IPC R/W sec 10/13(B)/18 UAP (Amendment) Act 2008.

Brahma was was produced before court on Wednesay.

Media fraternity and family members protested the arrest and demanded unconitional release of Brahma.

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