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13 Including Kingpin Arrested In Jorhat Mob Lynching Case, Trail To be In Fast-track Court

Jorhat police have arrested 13 persons in the mob lynching incident in which AASU leader, Animesh Bhuyan (23), was killed after a mob of 50 people attacked him and two others.

The kingpin in the lynching, Niraj Das alias Black boy, has finally been netted by Jorhat the police net.

He has been to jailed multiple times in the past for various unlawful activities.

Eight of them identified, besides Niraj Das, are Mohan Das, Deba Das, Sarulora Das, Chiranjeeb, Bitopan Das, Bikram Das, Subhash Bora and Abhinash Bora.

Last night, Special DGP (Law & Order) GP Singh informed that 10 persons have been arrested in connection to the case. He also said that an investigation will be initiated on the matter at the highest level.

The AASU leader was killed and two others, including a journalist, were injured in the case of mob lynching in Jorhat town on Monday.

The mob of about 50 people reportedly attacked the trio travelling together after a road mishap that injured a pedestrian.

According to police, Animesh Bhuyan, 23, the AASU leader from Dergaon in the adjoining Golaghat district, had visited Jorhat along with local TV reporter Mridusmanta Baruah and another person.

The three injured were rushed to a hospital but the doctors declared the AASU leader dead on arrival.

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

Informing about the Assam government‘s decision on fast-tracking of the trial, Dr Pegu tweeted: “The trial will be done in a fast-track court.”

Dr Pegu, who reached Jorhat on Monday evening at the direction of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Tuesday visited the victim’s residence at Khakandaguri village under Dergaon police station in Golaghat district along with Mariani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi.

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