Guwahati girl assault: Prime accused arrested in Varanasi
Amar Jyoti Kalita, prime accused in the Guweahati molestation case who was evading arrest for a fortnight, was on Monday arrested from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
Amar Jyoti Kalita was arrested by local police from Lanka area of Varanasi, IG, Law and Order (Varanasi) B P Singh said. With today's arrest, 14 of the seventeen identified in the incident on the Guwahati-Shillong road on the night of July 9 have been taken into custody.
The IG said that Superintendent of Police, Guwahati had informed the state police about Kalita's presence in Varanasi after which he was arrested near Banaras Hindu University. The identity of Kalita was crossed checked to confirm that the right person was arrested, he said adding that the accused carried reward of Rs one lakh on his arrest.
The prime accused was being currently interrogated by a special team of state police in the Varanasi cantonment police station. Of the 14 arrested, seven are in judicial custody while the cameraman of a local TV who filmed the incident Gaurav Jyoti Nego has been remanded in police custody. Kalita, a former government employee, was absconding since the incident.
- Asian Tribune -