Assam: Independent MLA arrested in Assam

An Independent MLA in the outgoing assembly of Assam, Jiten Gogoi was on Tuesday arrested on the charge of assaulting a woman activist of the Asom Gana Parishad.

Updated: Apr 19, 2011, 21:20 PM IST

Golaghat: An Independent MLA in
the outgoing assembly of Assam, Jiten Gogoi was on Tuesday arrested
on the charge of assaulting a woman activist of the Asom Gana
Parishad.

Acting on an FIR by Jaya Kachari, Gogoi was arrested
and was subsequently released on bail.

Police has asked him not to leave Golaghat without
prior information.

The AGP has threatened to launch a fast and block the
road if Gogoi was not punished.

Gogoi was an independent candidate in the just
concluded assembly election while his AGP rival was Atul
Bora.

PTI