The prime accused in the Guwahati molestation incident, Amar Jyoti Kalita has been arrested finally in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Kalita reportedly surrendered at the Banaras Hindu University Police Chowki in Varanasi today afternoon. Arrested Amar Jyoti Kalita is now in Lanka police station in Varanasi city.
DIG Varanasi Satish Ganesh said that a man claiming to be Amar Jyoti Kalita surrendered before the police on Monday afternoon. The DIG also said that Uttar Pradesh Police have contacted their counterparts in Assam to identify and verify the claims being made by the man. A team of Assam police has been rushed to Varanasi today evening.
The Guwahati city SSP Anand Prakash Tiwari(IPS) already confirmed the arrest of Amar Jyoti Kalita in Uttar Pradesh.
Amar Jyoti Kalita fled Guwahati after the molestation video went viral on the Internet and was shown by news channels. According to the Assam Police & Govt statement, he was seen in Odisha, Mumbai, and Kolkata. Amar Jyoti Kalita was seen at the Howrah railway station only three days ago and CCTV footage detected his presence at the station.
It is known that Amar Jyoti Kalita is a close friend of NewsLive reporter Gaurav Jyoti Neog, who instigated and filmed the molestation incident. Gaurav Jyoti Neog already arrested in this case on Friday night.
Mentionable that few days before, there was a hoax about Kalita’s arrest in Odisha, which later came false, but today he is arrested finally.