GUWAHATI, April 13 � Ruling out any political or other interference in the investigation of cases in respect of notorious car-lifter Anil Chouhan and Congress legislator Rumi Nath who had recommended Assembly car passes for Chouhan, City Commissioner of Police Jyotirmoy Chakravarty today said that investigations were going on properly and �with full independence.�
Addressing the media, Chakravarty said that preliminary investigations had yielded some vital information and the police would take the cases to their logical conclusion.
On the issue of Rumi Nath being neither arrested nor questioned in connection with her alleged links with Chouhan, Chakravarty said the matter �did not warrant such a proposition till now.�
�Probe is on and the law will take its own course. As for arresting Rumi Nath, we cannot announce that she would be arrested and then go about the job. In any case, we cannot equate a public representative with a hardcore criminal, who can be arrested immediately after the lodging of a case. But we are probing all the angles of the case and will do the needful in consonance with the law and in the best interests of justice,� he added.
Chakravarty said that the case lodged against Rumi Nath at Dispur Police Station (no. 663/15 U/s IPC 120-B) related to criminal conspiracy.
On Chouhan�s car-theft network, Chakravarty said that the police had frozen 17 bank accounts of Chouhan at different places of the North-east, many of those in Dimapur and Mizoram.
Chakravarty added that the car-theft network apparently had involvement of transport department officials of Nagaland and Mizoram, where most of the stolen vehicles used to be disposed of � often through manipulation of vehicle registration documents.
Chakravarty said that the police was also probing various angles of Chouhan�s nefarious activities and his possible links with arms smuggling, smuggling of animal body parts and other contraband.