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Updated: July 21, 2012 02:06 IST

Assam police arrest TV journalist

Sushanta Talukdar
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A file photo of Gaurab Jyoti Neog. Photo: Special Arrangement
A file photo of Gaurab Jyoti Neog. Photo: Special Arrangement

Television journalist Gaurab Jyoti Neog, who was accused by Team Anna member Akhil Gogoi of instigating the July 9 molestation of a 20-year-old girl outside a pub, was arrested here on Friday.

Senior Superintendent of Police A.P. Tewari told The Hindu that he was arrested near his residence. “We are trying to collect all evidence. Investigations are on the right track.”

Mr. Neog quit News Live TV channel in the wake of the allegation, which he termed a conspiracy. So far, 13 persons have been arrested.

Five, including the key accused Amarjyoti Kalita, are still at large. The journalist’s arrest came a day after the Gauhati High Court rejected his interim bail application. The court had called for the case diary and posted the hearing for July 30.

The obvious will already have been noted somewhere: this is a message to journalists who dare to disturb the peace with inconvenient images of social injustices happily connived at by the majority. Who said truth conquers?

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