Writer arrested under sedition charges for writing a post on Facebook over Army Personnel killed in Naxal attack.

An Assam writer has been arrested by the Guwahati police on charges of treason and other offenses for writing alleged posts on Facebook about 22 Indian Army personnel killed in a recent Naxalite attack in Chhattisgarh.

Arrested writer Sikh Sarma was detained on Tuesday under various charges including Section 124A (sedition) of the IPC. The 48-year-old writer was arrested by the police following an FIR lodged by Umi Deka Barua and Kangana Goswami. Sikh was first summoned by the police and was arrested after extensive questioning in Bagh.

A case has been registered at Dispur Police Station in Assam under sections 294 (a), 124 (a), 500, 506 of the IPC and section 45 of the IT Act.
According to the news, on Monday, writer wrote a post on her Facebook page, about the soldiers killed in the Naxalite attack in Chhattisgarh, in which she wrote, ‘Salaried professional salaried who died while doing their duty, should not be called a martyr. For example, if a person working in the electricity department dies of electric current, he cannot be called a martyr. Don’t make the media sentimental. ‘

The police commissioner of Guwahati city told the media that after an FIR was filed at Dispur police station, the police arrested Sikha Sarma. He said that the police arrested her under various sections, including charges of treason.

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