Another arrested in AASU leader lynching case

JORHAT: Priyangshu Das, 18 years, a resident of Borigaon was the 14th person to be arrested by police on Saturday in the AASU leader lynching case which occurred on November 29.

13 persons were arrested in the lynching case and 12 were produced in the court on December 1 following which the court had remanded seven among them to police custody and five to judicial custody.

The prime accused Neeraj Das alias Kola Lora Das died in a road accident at Cinnamara Khariya Chuk on the Jorhat-Mariani Road on the outskirts here in the intervening night of November 30 and December 1 while allegedly trying to escape from police custody. Police have appealed to the public to contact police via WhatsApp or by mailing. Earlier the SP assured that the identity of people who came forward to provide evidence to police will not be revealed. The SP had said that witnesses would be protected, if required under the Protection Scheme, 2018. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was also been constituted on Thursday by Jorhat police to supervise the investigation.

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