GUWAHATI CASE: RTI ACTIVIST SAYS POLICE SLOWING PROBE

Guwahati, July 19 -- The Assam Police are going slow on the Guwahati molestation case investigation, said RTI activist Akhil Gogoi on Wednesday, fuelling the political conspiracy theory of chief minister Tarun Gogoi.

Akhil Gogoi said senior police officers could be under pressure to slow down probe.

"I had asked the DGP why they were taking so long to bring molestation kingpin Amarjyoti Kalita to book. He told me the police needed to proceed slowly since it was a high-profile issue," the RTI activist said.

"Any case requires thorough investigation. Arrests cannot be made only on basis of CDs (with) origin unverified," DGP Jayanta Narayan Choudhury told HT.

On Tuesday, the chief minister had said the case could be a "conspiracy" against him.

Atanu Bhuyan, who quit as editor-in-chief of NewsLive TV on Tuesday, was meanwhile, removed from the channel's board of directors. He was also quizzed by the police after two women, one of them a journalist, lodged a complaint alleging he sent them threat messages.

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.