Kalita likely to be produced in court

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 26, 2012 10:43 hrs

Amar Jyoti Kalita, the prime accused of the Guwahati mob molestation case, is likely to be produced before a court in Assam on Thursday.

Kalita, who was nabbed in Varanasi on Monday, was handed over to Assam police on transit remand.

The transit remand from Varanasi CJM court was for five days, police said.

Kalita had first fled to Bhubaneswar, Odisha after a nationwide outcry erupted following the media frenzy over the incident in which a young woman was molested by a large mob for over half an hour.

From there he went to Mumbai and then returned back to Bhubaneswar.

He then called several lawyers seeking anticipatory bail. Subsequently he again travelled to Mumbai and made several calls to lawyers from the CST station in Mumbai.

In Mumbai, he was captured by the security cameras at the station. Kalita then left Mumbai for Kolkata after his cousin there refused to lodge him.

At Speed Post office in Howrah he was captured yet again in CCTV footage. He then went to Varanasi.

According to media reports, from Varanasi, Kalita contacted the Assam police, and asked for security and with their co-ordination Kalita surrendered to the UP police.

Kalita is one of the main accused as captured in the video of that night when the girl was assaulted and pawed by several men after she emerged out of a night joint in Guwahati.

Kalita was in a cap and red T-shirt in the video and he was also traced on the social networking site of Facebook.

The police have arrested 12 other people in connection with the case.

Earlier, the journalist who had shot the video, Gaurav Jyoti Neog of Newslive channel, was arrested and sent to police custody for his alleged role in instigating the molesters.

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