Guwahati: With intense pressure and panic gripping people of Assam along with ROI (Rest of India), Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi finally met the girl who was molested by a mob in full public view on July 9. The chief minister assured the girl of every possible assistance from the state government.
On the other hand, the issue also rocked the state assembly with opposition raising the eyebrows towards the ruling government in terms of worsening security conditions for women.
Gogoi, met the girl at his official residence at Koinadhara hills and has promised her security and financial assistance for rehabilitation.
It must be noted here that the Social Welfare minister Akon Bora has already announced Rs 50, 000 assistance for the girl.
But Gogoi has his own say regarding the issue. As per him, the role of the TV channel journalist is suspicious and 'unethical' in the whole incident. The chief minister has said that the reporter should have informed the police first. He added that the rest of the culprits would soon be brought to justice.
If sourced are to be believed, police are in view to interrogate the journalist who allegedly instigated the mob for attacking the girl.
Gogoi said that the prime accused, Amarjyoti Kalita, is reportedly in Bhubneswar and asserted that he shall soon be put behind the bars.
After Union home secretary RK Singh contacted JN Choudhury, Director General of Police (DGP), Assam for an update in the investigation into the shocking incident, the officer said, there was prima facie evidences that indicate towards orchestrated role of the journalist of a local channel who might soon be questioned and handcuffed if found guilty.
A high level probe has been constituted by the Assam Government forming a team which is headed by the Superintendent of Police (SP), including a lady officer, for speedy investigation and arrest of the remaining miscreants.
"A DIG level officer will monitor the SIT's progress on a daily basis and will directly report the DGP. The state government has also ordered a high-level probe by Emily Chowdhury, additional chief secretary. The police is also on the anvil as it has come to the government's notice that the shameful incident could have been averted had the police acted on time," a senior MHA official said here.
The Police has by now made 11 arrests in the incident.