Guwahati molestation case: Prime accused gets bail

September 13th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Guwahati, Sep 13 (IANS) The Gauhati High Court Thursday granted bail to Amarjyoti Kalita, the main accused in the GS Road molestation case here.

The court directed Kalita to furnish two sureties of Rs.10,000 each to the satisfaction of chief judicial magistrate, Kamrup, whose court will hear the case on a fast track basis from next week.

Kalita, who had been absconding since the July 9 incident, and surrendered to police in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi city July 23, was granted bail in the two cases - one on the basis of the FIR lodged by the mother of the victimised girl, and the second lodged by police for obstructing them in their lawful discharge of duty.

Kalita’s counsel Bhaskar Dev Konwar said the court had decided to consider the case as special category as it involves social concerns and had put it on fast track for disposal within one month.

“Charge sheet against the 15 accused of G.S. Road Molestation Case has been submitted and the trial will commence on day-to-day basis from Sep 18 in the court of CJM (Kamrup). As many as 39 witnesses have been cited by police to establish the charges of molestation against the said accused,” he said.

The court had Wednesday granted bail 13 others accused in the case - Nabajyoti Baruah, Jitumoni Deka, Nabajit Deka, Dipak Deb, Puspendra Das, Dhanraj Basfor, Rubul Ali, Hafizuddin, Sikandar Basfor, Diganta Basumatary, Debo Das, Rupkanta Kalita and Ghanashyam Malik.

A local television channel journalist Gaurab Jyoti Neog, who was also one of the accused in the case, was granted bail by the high court Aug 13.

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