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HC notice to govt on journo arrest

The arrest of Jaiklong Brahma has reached the court with Gauhati High Court issuing notices to the Centre, State Government, District Magistrate, Kokrajhar, and Superintendent of Police questioning the legality and validity of the TV journalist’s arrest under the National Security Act (NSA).

In an order, the court has asked for the reply within October 15.

Advocates Bijon Mahajan and Arshad Choudhury appeared for the Kokrajhar-based journalist who was arrested on September 3 for allegedly hobnobbing with NDFB(S) and feeding the outfit with information.

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