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Prime accused in Parag Das case acquitted

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 16:06

Guwahati: Mridul Phukan, the prime accused
in the murder of eminent journalist Parag Das, was on Tuesday
acquitted by a local court for lack of evidence.

District and Sessions Judge, Kamrup, Justice Dilip Kumar
Mahanta today delivered the verdict in a jam-packed court
amidst tight security.

The one-line verdict said Phukan, one of the three living
accused in the murder case, was acquitted due to lack of

Following the verdict, the Manav Adhikar Sangram Samiti
(MASS), a rights body founded by Das, called for a bandh to
protest against it on July 30.

"The killers have been set free which is a sheer mockery
of the legal system. The MASS has given a call for a bandh to
protest against the judgement," Lachit Bordoloi MASS activist

Alcott is also planning to introduce kidswear range in
the country by September.

"Our casual men`s and women`s wear segments have done
good in the market and so we are now expanding into the kids
category also," he added.

Alcott brings out a collection of 330 styles of its
ladies collection in every season and around 290 styles in the
men`s wear segment.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 16:06
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