Demanding justice in the hit and run case, the locals of Maligaon are now demanding the intervention of the Chief Minister of Assam, the Governor as well as the Director General of Police (DGP) seeking intervention for a “free and fair” investigation.
It may be mentioned that Avinash Sharma, son of a former Judge of the gauhati High Court Biplob Kumar Sharma, has allegedly hit and killed a pedestrian Ganesh Rao in Maligaon area of the city on August 14. He was arrested on August 19 and was granted bail on Monday.
Avinash has been accsued of hitting one Ganesh with his Wagon R leading to his death on August 14. The accident took place near Railway Gate No 3 in Maligaon area. Ganesh was working with the Indian Railways.
“We will continu our protest. He (Avinash) was granted bail because he is the son of a former High Court Judge. He is known to be a trouble-maker in the region. We want justice for ganesh. We will write to Chief Minister, Governor and DGP,” said Dipankar chirag Baishya, a friend of Ganesh.
Baishya has also launched an online campaign on Facebook demanding ‘Justice for Ganesh’.
“A lot of high-profile people are behind the culprit and hence he is not in the jail. The child of Ganesh is now admitted in the railway hospital. He has fallen sick as he is missing Ganesh. His wife is also not well. Who will look after them? What will happen to the child? They deserve justice. The culprit must be booked. Ganesh was a good human who died to no fault of his,” he added.
The locals of Maligaon took out a candlelight march on Sunday demanding justice for Ganesh. The locals also protested against the granting of bail of Avinash by wearing black bands on their hands and arms.
Speaking to a media house, Ponjit Dowarah, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Jalukbari, said, “It was a bailable case under the section 279/338/427/304 (A). Motor vehicle incidents are bailable as one cannot prove the intentions.
Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren Chandra Nath told media, “Appropriate action will be taken against the guilty.”