Guwahati, September 22: A youth has been arrested by Assam Police on Sunday, September 22, for threatening Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Assam Finance Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on a social media platform. The man has been identified as Lintu Kishore Sarmah. He is a resident of Nalbari district's Borbhag area, India Today reported. Narendra Modi Gets Threats; Security Agencies on Toes After Anonymous Letter Threatens Attack on PM.
According to a report in India Today, Kishore, in his facebook post, wrote that Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma's death might be during the election campaigning in 2021. "On that day, a rally of PM Narendra Modi will be held in Guwahati. The target of terrorists will be PM Modi but Sarma will die," his Facebook post said.
"Himanta’s life is now in my hand. To save the life of Himanta Biswa Sarma then he should give me a job at the office of Nalbari Deputy Commissioner immediately," his post read.
The post was shared on September 15. Lintu Kishore Sarmah was arrested after a person named Samej Uddin filed a First Information Report (FIR) at Nalbari police station. An investigation into the matter is underway.