Guwahati: A senior Assam police officer of Karbi Anglong district was suspended on Saturday for allegedly making inflammatory remarks against Muslims in his Facebook post.
According to a Hindustan Times report, Anjan Bora, the deputy superintendent of police, allegedly posted anti-Muslim messages on Facebook.
He in his messages vowed to stop ‘Azan' — the Muslim prayer call — and stated that he killed many from the minority community such as Rafikul Islam, a Congress worker in BTAD (Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts) in the state.
Bora's controversial posts included: "Jai Sri Ram, Jai Hindustan, Jai jai Sri Ram jai hindubhumi. We should join a Muslim free Hindustan." The HT report said.
His anti-Muslim posts sparked widespread protests across the state with many demanding his arrest and dismissal from the Assam police service.
The suspension comes amid heightening political tussle over the Bangladeshi migrants' issue as assembly elections draw near in the state.
A case was filed against a senior cop at a police station in Bongaigaon district of the state by K Ali, publicity secretary of All Bodoland Minority Students' Union for his alleged anti-Muslim Facebook posts.
The union has also decided to file multiple cases against the DSP in all four BTAD districts.