MARGHERITA, Sept 15: The prime accused of the Doomdooma incident, Aziz Khan alias Mulla was arrested from Dikom area in Dibrugarh district on Saturday.
Three others involved in the incident–Md Habibullah, Md Shabbir Hussain and Md Narshim– were also arrested.
Aziz and his accomplices were brought to Tinsukia Sadar police station on Saturday evening for questioning.
Police have registered a case No 1156/18 under sections 153(A) 295(A) of IPC, sections 67 of IT Act against Md Aziz Khan and three others.
Aziz allegedly made derogatory comments against a deity on Facebook triggering clashes between two communities at Borhapjan under Doomdooma police station in Tinsukia district on Friday.
The clash erupted between two groups in which at least 15 persons were injured, when activists of Hindu Yuva Chatra Parishad (Asom) blocked National Highway 37, amid a bandh call at Doomdooma, Borhapjan, Chotahapjan, Longswal.
The Parishad had lodged an FIR against Khan with Tinsukia police station on September 10.
On Saturday, normal life was disrupted in Tinsukia district as the Hindu Yuva Chatra Parishad called a 24-hour Tinsukia bandh in protest against the incident.
The All Assam Adivasi Students’ Union, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal extended support to the bandh.