Assam molestation: TV reporter arrested

Police arrested Gaurav Jyoti Neog,the reporter of local TV channel NewsLive who had shot the video of the July 9 molestation incident here for over 40 minutes.

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Published:July 21, 2012 3:59 am

Police on Friday arrested Gaurav Jyoti Neog,the reporter of local TV channel NewsLive who had shot the video of the July 9 molestation incident here for over 40 minutes.

The police have slapped charges under various provisions of the IPC against him,including Section 509,which makes a person liable for imprisonment up to one year for “intending to insult the modesty of a woman”.

Confirming this,Anand Prakash Tewari,the new City SSP of Guwahati,said Neog was picked up by the police and taken to the Bhangagarh police station where the case in connection with the molestation was registered.

While there have been allegations against Neog of orchestrating the molestation,it was only on Thursday that the Gauhati High Court had rejected an interim bail petition moved by him.

Meanwhile,the government on Friday announced setting up of a task force headed by an additional DGP to study crimes against women and suggest measures to bring them down.

The government has asked the Task Force to study the increasing trend of crimes against women as reflected in the “Crimes in India 2011” report recently released by the National Crimes Records Bureau,steps taken in states where the crimes rates are low,and also look at various socio-economic and other aspects of the malaise in order to recommend measures.

The task force has been given a one-month deadline to finalise its report.

The police have so far arrested 12 of the 17 accused involved in the July 9 molestation case. The main accused,Amar Jyoti Kalita,continues to remain elusive.

Initial reports said he was hiding in Orissa,but Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said he was moving from place to place and was last believed to be located in Mumbai.

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