GUWAHATI, June 6 - The Gauhati High Court today directed the Public Prosecutor, Assam, to produce the case diary of Panbazar PS Case No. 135/2016 under Section 376/420/313 IPC in response to the bail application No. 468/2016 filed by Pranjit Choudhury, former State vice-president of the National Youth Congress and a candidate of INC for Kamalpur constituency in the last Assembly poll.
Bhaskar Dev Konwar, senior advocate, assisted by R Saloi, counsel, stated that the FIR was filed by the woman victim alleging that since in the month of November 2016, she was having a love affair with Pranjit Choudhury and since then he had been proposing to marry her and she also got pregnant. It was further stated by the woman that she was asked to wait till the election day and on April 12, 2016 when she approached him with her rights, till the last moment he used to tell that he would marry her and on the night of April 13, 2016 at 11pm, he left her at Hotel Brahmaputra and thereafter, he disconnected his communication with her. A prayer was made to the police to do the needful and to punish the culprit and on the basis of the said FIR an offence under Section 376/420/313 IPC was registered against Choudhury.
Hrishikesh Sarma, Additional Public Prosecutor represented the State of Assam. At present Pranjit Choudhury is under judicial custody at the Central Jail, Guwahati till June 16.