Banaskantha: Congress MLA Jignesh Mevani was arrested by Assam Police on Wednesday over tweets.
Jignesh Mevani was taken into custody at Palanpur Circuit House in Banaskantha around 11:30 pm on Wednesday night.
“Congress Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani was arrested from Palanpur Circuit House last night,” police said.
A case was lodged against him under section 120B (criminal conspiracy), section 153A (promoting enmity between two communities), and other sections under the IT Act.
Two tweets made by MLA Jignesh Mevani are “withheld in India in response to a legal demand”, flashes on his Twitter page.
Congress MLA was taken to Guwahati by train by the Assam Police from Ahmedabad.
The official Twitter handle of Congress Gujarat Tweeted: “Assam Police along with Gujarat Police is reported to have detained Gujarat MLA Mr. Jignesh Mevani at 11:30 pm and taken him to Assam by train on April 21 from Ahmedabad at 4 am. Treating a public servant as a criminal at night is CONDEMNABLE.”