Assam MLA arrested for assaulting woman

Guwahati, Apr 20 : Assam Legislator Jiten Gogoi was today arrested by Bokakhat police on charges of physically assaulting a woman.

Mr Gogoi, an Independent two-time MLA from Bokakhat constituency, was arrested on the basis of an FIR lodged by a local woman, Jaya Kachari, alleging that the MLA had assaulted her.

He was later released on jail within a few hours.

Mr Gogoi, who had been earlier embroiled in a major controversy for illegally fishing inside Kaziranga National Park and threatening Park guards, was a candidate in the recently concluded Assembly elections.