Six members of the Bir Lachit Sena were detained by Guwahati police on Sunday for allegedly thrashing a non-Assamese-speaking individual publicly, of late.
Following then, a video depicting moral policing on a city street went viral on social media platforms.
In the viral video, an elderly man from the Hindi-speaking community was humiliated in Taliban-style in front of a large crowd.
He was forced to kneel in order to seek an apology for physically assaulting an Assamese individual, an accusation which has not yet been established in this case.
The incident came to light after Assam Congress leader Gauravv Somani took to twitter sharing the viral video.
“@himantabiswa @gpsinghips My straight question to you both-is this #Assam or #Taliban?Few goons running their agenda in the name of Bir Lachit Borphukon in Guwahati.See how his son nd wife crying to get his father protected because they are #Biharis. Humiliating. Pl take action,” said Somani in his tweet.
Hours later, a senior Assam police official responded to the tweet assuring to take action against the Bir Lachit Sena members for their rigid approach towards non-Assamese people in the state.
It is noteworthy to mention that the members of Bir Lachit Sena often grab headlines for their alleged involvement in moral policing activities in the state, ever since it came into existence.
The six arrested Bir Lachit Sena members are Bikas Baruah (General Secretary), Mintu Baruah, Tapan Kumar Sarma, Navin Deka, Abhinash Dutta and Nirmal Deka.