Owaisi’s video clip lands Three Muslim men under suspicion and heavy insults in Guwahati
Guwahati – Two bearded Muslim men and a member of Armed Medical Corps were subjected to brutal scrutiny and threatened with jail term at Taj Vivanta hotel in Guwahati, after a video of Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owasi was found in their mobile.
Imran Hussain Laskar, Sahab Uddin and Zahid Islam Barbhuiyan checked into the hotel after missing a flight to Delhi. Laskar works as a dental hygienist in the Indian army, while Shahab owns a college in Silchar and Barbhuiyan is a teacher.
According to reports, after they had checked-in around 2pm, they requested for an extra bed paying the hotel reception staff around Rs. 2000. But when they returned around 4pm, they found heavy security monitoring their movements.
Their request to provide an extra-bed was declined, and hotel’s CEO misbehaved with them, blatantly calling them ‘terrorists’.
“Laskar tried to record the harassment, but his mobile was snatched. They checked his mobile and found an old video of Asaduddin Owaisi and surmised he was a radical. They confiscated Laskar’s identity card, detained him and sent us to our room,” The Hindu quoted Barbhuiyan’s statement.
They were frisked and scrutinized for more than six hours. They had to face all sorts of mental and
According to Barbhuiyan, their phones, email and Facebook accounts were checked repeatedly but nothing could be found.
Laskar said, “They put us through security check, luggage check and there were some people constantly following us everywhere. When we questioned, they said it’s the CEO’s order. Is this right; what they have done to me? Is this how they treat a soldier?”
They were reportedly forced to leave the hotel at midnight.
Taj Vivanta’s official Facebook page has been filled with negative reviews and criticism.