Dokmoka Trial: Court to frame charges against accused on Dec 1


The Nagaon District & Sessions Court Thursday will in all likelihood frame charges against the 47 accused arrested in connection with the Dokmoka lynching incident on Dec 1. The court heard the arguments of both the prosecution as well as defence counsels after the arrested accused were produced in the court today (Nov 8).

Although the court met today to frame charges against the arrested accused, it fixed Dec 1 as the next date of hearing in the case when it is likely to frame charges against the arrested accused.


Meanwhile, the families of Abhijeet and Nilotpal said they have faith in the judicial system and hope rule of law will prevail and that their sons will get justice.


Abhijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das, two youths from Guwahati, were mercilessly beaten up by a murderous mob at Panjuri village under Dokmoka police station in Karbi Anglong district on June 8. Abhijeet, hailing from Panjabari, and Nilotpal — a musician by profession who hailed from Silpukhuri and had come to Guwahati from Goa where he was working — died on the spot.

The due were lynched after Alfajoz Timung, the prime accused, after picking up a quarrel with the duo, spread romours of them being childlifters.

The incident led to shock and dismay not just in Assam but across the globe that followed a police crackdown leading to the arrest of the 47 accused. The trial was later shifted to Nagaon after the families of Abhijeet and Nilotpal felt it could be influenced if the trial was held in Karbi Anglong.