Guwahati Today

Dutta arrested in cheating case

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 14: The incident of molestation of a girl at IIT-Guwahati on the night of February 3 this year has an offshoot now. Nilim Dutta is a me that hits headlines in the media after the molestation incident. Now he has been arrested by the police, albeit while pursuing another case.

According to the police, Dutta threatened the Vice Chancellor of Gauhati University, Dr. Mridul Hazarika, over telephone, claiming himself as the local guardian of the girl who was allegedly molested at IIT-Guwahati recently. The VC did lodge an FIR at Jalukbari Police Station in that connection.

Meanwhile, Dutta had another case at Latasil Police Station filed against him by the owner of the flat where he is staying on rent. The flat owner said in his FIR that Dutta, who claims himself as an NIA official, did not pay him rentals and dared him to move the court.   

While pursuing the case against Dutta at Latasil Police Station last night, the police caught him from his rented flat at Kharguli. However, now it has come to light that Nilim Dutta is the man who threatened the GU VC over telephone.  

Guwahati Police Commissioner Hiren th said: “Nilim Dutta is a fraud. He has as many as seven cases filed against him in various police stations in Guwahati. There’re four cases against him in Dispur police station alone. After seeing him in the television, many people came forward with allegations that Dutta cheated them. We’ve asked the people of lodge their FIRs against Dutta in their respective police stations. Three more cases are likely to be registered against Dutta soon.”