Guwahati: A TV journalist, whose channel first broke the news about the July 9 mass molestation of a woman here, was arrested on Friday evening for his suspected involvement in the crime that sent jolt waves through the country.
Gaurav Jyoti Neog was picked up by a city police from his rented house located in the Beltola survey area.
He had quit his job last week after Akhil Gogoi, a core committee member of Team Anna, accused him of instigate people to molest the woman outside a bar at Christian Basti. The activist asserted that the incident occured after the victim and her friend objected to offensive remarks made by the reporter.
State forensic science laboratory director R N Khaund said that “We are yet to get video clippings of the incident from the police. We have been asked to cross-check the raw video footage to ascertain Neog’s role in the incident.”
Three of the five special investigation team units are engaged in tracking down Kalita. They intensified their search after the escapee called a person in Guwahati two days ago.