Assam: ADC of Kamrup(M) suspended

Assam government suspends ADC Kamrup (metropolitan) allegedly abusing CJI Ranjan Gogoi.


Guwahati

The Assam government suspended additional deputy commissioner Pulak Mahanta of Kamrup (metropolitan) on Monday after local television channels showed a video clip where he is seen referring to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in a disrespectful way.

Earlier, two officials, including a deputy commissioner of police (DCP) and an additional deputy commissioner of Guwahati, were suspended for alleged “lapse in security arrangement” during the CJI’s visit to the famous Kamakhya temple on October 17.

The alleged lapse involving Mahanta happened when BJP chief Amit Shah and chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal were also visiting the temple. Shah was visiting the temple ahead of heading for Aizawl.

Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi demanded that the state government tender an unconditional apology to CJI Gogoi.

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