In Assam, 14 people who supported the Taliban on social media have been arrested, police said on Saturday. The arrests were made since Friday night and they have been detained under different sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, IT Act, and CrPC, a senior police officer said.
Two people each were arrested from Kamrup Metropolitan, Barpeta, Dhubri, and Karimganj districts, a police officer said. ''We were on alert and monitoring social media for inflammatory posts,'' police said. One person each was arrested from Darrang, Cachar, Hailakandi, South Salmara, Goalpara, and Hojai districts, they added.
Deputy Inspector General Violet Baruah said the Assam Police is taking stern legal action against pro-Taliban comments on social media that are harmful to national security. ''We're registering criminal cases against such persons. Please inform the police if any such thing comes to your notice,'' she tweeted.