Guwahati molestation: Accused journalist gets bail
Former television journalist Gaurav Jyoti Neog, arrested for allegedly instigating a mob to strip and molest a girl on Guwahati streets on July 9, was on Monday granted bail by the Gauhati high court.india Updated: Aug 13, 2012 22:20 IST
Former television journalist Gaurav Jyoti Neog, arrested for allegedly instigating a mob to strip and molest a girl on Guwahati streets on July 9, was on Monday granted bail by the Gauhati high court.
A division bench of justice P Mushahary accepted Neog's bail plea, with specific conditions imposed, after hearing arguments of the former journalist's advocates.
The government advocate had opposed Neog's bail plea, but his appeal was not upheld by the court.
The former journalist had approached the high court after his bail plea was rejected by lower courts.
Neog was earlier arrested for allegedly instigating the mob to strip and molest a girl coming out of a bar on GS Road in Guwahati on July 9.
He was currently in judicial custody, at the end of the initial police remand.
Altogether 15 people, including Neog, have been apprehended in the molestation case.
The main accused, Amarjyoti Kalita, had surrendered to police at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and was later brought to Guwahati.
A girl was groped and molested by a gang of bystanders, many in inebriated state, when she was coming out from a pub after a party with friends at about 2100 hrs on June nine on the main GS Road area of the city.
The television footage of the incident had sent shockwaves across the nation.
A SIT is investigating the incident, while a CID probe into the alleged role of a section of electronic media, particularly a private television channel, in the entire matter has also been ordered.