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Jul 21, 2012 at 12:14pm IST

Guwahati: TV reporter arrested, booked for assault, kidnap and theft

Guwahati: In a dramatic twist in the Guwahati molestation case, the journalist of NewsLive TV, Gaurav Jyoti Neog, was arrested on Friday evening. Neog was at the spot at the time of the incident and had recorded it.

Neog has been booked under 11 counts including intention to insult the modesty of a woman, obscene act and disturbing public tranquility.

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Recently Team Anna member Akhil Gogoi had accused Neog of instigating the mob to perpetrate the heinous crime.

The Guwahati High Court earlier rejected his anticipatory bail petition.

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Neog was first questioned and then arrested.

Police sources indicate there is enough evidence to suggest his complicity in the case.

The unedited footage of the incident has been sent for tests. Neog had resigned from NewsLive which aired the footage of the molestation, after allegations were levelled against him.

Angry journalists in Guwahati, however, say that Neog is being made a scapegoat, and have held protests in recent days.

Key accused still at large

Key accused in the Guwahati molestation incident, Amar Jyoti Kalita, is still absconding, with the police claiming he fled to Odisha in the aftermath of the incident, from where he fled to Mumbai.

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