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Assam: Jorhat mob lynching case,13 including prime accused arrested

Niraj Das, the prime accused of the Jorhat mob lynching case, has been arrested by the Jorhat police.

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  • Assam Chief Minister  Dr  Himanta Biswa Sarma has ordered police to file the chargesheet within 15 days.
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JORHAT-  Thirteen persons including Niraj Das, the prime accused of the Jorhat mob lynching  case, has been arrested by the Jorhat police. police sources said on Tuesday. Sources said that Niraj is a serial offender and was also involved with some other murder cases. He is also a drug peddler.

All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leader Animesh Bhuyan was killed and  two others including a local journalist were injured on Monday when an unruly mob attacked them in Jorhat town of Assam. The incident reportedly took place after a man was injured in a road accident.

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A video of the incident, which went viral, showed a group of people purportedly attacking the three while bystanders did not come to their rescue.

“We have arrested 13 persons in connection with the incident including the main culprit Neeraj Das, a person with criminal antecedents who is also the father of Mohan Das, the person who was riding the scooter,” said Ankur Jain, Jorhat police superintendent.

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Jain cited preliminary investigation and added the scooter rider fell on his own and got some head injuries. When the three, who had just reached the spot in their car, tried to help him, he shouted that they hit him.

Meanwhile Assam Chief Minister  Dr  Himanta Biswa Sarma has ordered police to file the chargesheet within 15 days,” Dr Pegu said.

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Assam education minister Dr Ranoj Pegu, who visited the residence of the victim of Jorhat mob lynching at Dergaon on Tuesday assured that the state government would take steps for the trial of the case in the fast-track court.

Informing about the Assam government‘s decision on fast-tracking of the trial, education minister Dr Pegu tweeted: “The trial will be done in a fast-track court.” The minister offered condolence to the family members of the victim.

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While sharing pictures of his visit to Animesh Bhuyan’s on his Twitter handle, Dr Pegu wrote: “At Khakandaguri village under Dergaon PS, visited and offered my condolences to the bereaved family members of Animesh Bhuyan who was brutally killed in Jorhat yesterday.”

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