Advertisement

HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

Assam govt appoints inquiry commission on molestation

PTI  Guwahati, July 13, 2012
First Published: 20:24 IST(13/7/2012) | Last Updated: 20:26 IST(13/7/2012)

Under fire from all quarters over the alleged stripping and molestation of a girl, the Assam government on Friday constituted a one-member inquiry commission on the incident in the heart of the city on the night of July 9.

Advertisement

 

Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi this afternoon formed the commission under Additional chief secretary Amili Chaudhary, official sources said.

Directing arrest of all the culprits, Gogoi ordered immediate disciplinary action against police officials found guilty of dereliction of duty over the incident.

Gogoi's decisions came hours after peasant leader Akhil Gogoi demanded imposition of President's Rule in Assam for 'worsening' law and order situation in the state.

Opposition BJP also took out a protest rally here today against the 'failure' of the state government on the law and order front.

Meanwhile, a fourth person was arrested in connection with the incident. The four were among the 16 persons identified in connection with the incident that occurred in front of a bar on Guwahati-Shillong Road on Monday night, which led to a public outcry after a video of the assault by a TV channel was uploaded on Youtube.


Advertisement
more from India

100th anniversary of Gandhi’s return: Govt focus on Africa

Plans are in the works for Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting South Africa next year, which marks 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s return from that country to India to plunge into freedom movement.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved