BAIHATA CHARIALI, Aug 26 - After six years, the court of the judicial magistrate in Rangiya has acquitted Nekib Kazi, the correspondent from Baihata Chariali of Asomiya Pratidin, in an extortion case registered in 2012 due to lack of evidence.
According to the prosecution, the accused Nekib Kazi had threatened an informant, Matlebuddin Ahmed, a resident of Tulamati village under Baihata Chariali Police Station, over telephone on August 31, 2012.
Kazi was also accused of threatening to publish a defamatory news concerning the informant unless he gives him Rs 1 lakh. Following this incident, the informant registered an FIR through the court and on the basis of information given in the complaint petition filed on September 1, 2012, Baihata Chariali police registered a case under Section 387 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code. Even after conclusion of the police investigation, the case ran for six years.
After a discussion with the prosecution and the defence on August 10, 2018, the court of judicial magistrate Prarthana Neog acquitted Kazi, saying the prosecution had miserably failed to provide evidence.