Gorukhuti Violence: Assam Police arrests Photographer over Viral Assault Video


Guwahati: In the midst of the violence that prevailed yesterday at Gorukhuti in Darrang District of Assam, a viral video has been doing the rounds of a youth attacking one of the illegal settlers. The person has been identified as Bijoy Bania, a photographer attached with the Darrang district administration. In the video, Bania can be seen jumping and assaulting one of the illegal settlers who was lying injured on the ground after police lathi-charged the person.

Meanwhile, Bania has been arrested in this regard. Assam DGP Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta confirmed that Bania has been placed under arrest over the incident. Mahanta also said that the incident will now be probed by the CID. The Assam DGP also stated that Bania is now in the custody of CID.

Taking to his Twitter DGP Mahanta wrote, “Currently in Sipajhar, taking stock of the ground situation. The cameraman who was seen attacking an injured man in a viral video has been arrested. As per the wish of Hon. CM @himantabiswa I have asked CID to investigate the matter. Cameraman Bijoy Bonia is in @AssamCid’s custody (sic).”


(Inputs Northeast Live)