Guwahati: Kalita likely to be produced in court
Amar Jyoti Kalita was on Wednesday brought back to Guwahati from Varanasi by a special investigation team of Assam police.
New Delhi: Amar Jyoti Kalita, the prime accused in the Guwahati molestation case, is expected to be produced in a court in Guwahati on Thursday. He was nabbed in Varanasi on July 23 after being on the run for 2 weeks. He was handed over to Assam police on transit remand.
Earlier, Kalita was on Wednesday brought back to Guwahati from Varanasi by a special investigation team of Assam police.
Superintendent of police (Operations) Ranjan Bhuniya, who led the Assam police team to Varanasi, told reporters at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi airport that a five-day transit warrant had been secured from Varanasi CJM court and based on it Kalita has been brought to Guwahati.
Kamrup Metro Senior Superintendent of Police AK Tiwari said that Kalita is likely to be produced in court on Thursday.
Kalita, a former government employee who was absconding since the incident, was held at Varanasi on July 23 by the Uttar Pradesh police. With his arrest 14 of the 17 identified in the incident have been taken into custody.
Of the 14 in custody, eight - including the reporter of a local TV channel Gaurav Jyoti Neog who filmed the incident, have been remanded to judicial custody.