Senior ACS officer Mukul Kathar has been dismissed from the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) in connection to the alleged domestic violence case against him. Kathar was holding the post of Secretary to the Chief Executive Member of the KAAC and was also in charge of several important departments of the council.
Kathar was dismissed after a notice was issued by IAS Jadav Saikia, Secretary to the Government of Assam, Personnel Department.
The notice read, "On his services being withdrawn from Hill Areas Department and in the interest of public service, Shri Mukul Kathar, ACS, Secretary, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council is transferred and directed to report to Personnel Department, Government of Assam immediately for further posting."
On April 22, the senior ACS officer in Assam’s Diphu was accused of physical assault by his wife’s family members. In this regard, two FIRs were registered against him, one by his wife Lindali Terangpi and the other by his sister-in-law. The elder sister, while speaking to media persons, alleged that at around 6.20 pm, Kathar came to her near a shop where she was sitting inside a vehicle, and he opened the door and beat her while looking for his wife.
He was asking about his wife’s whereabouts and threatened the elder sister that she would face difficult circumstances if he doesn’t find Lindali. Not only this, he was further accused of blank firing near his wife’s maternal home following which Lindali filed an FIR against him the next day. Meanwhile, Lindali’s elder sister had lodged an FIR at Diphu Police Station against the ACS officer of physical assault on the same day the incident occurred.
Meanwhile, the Assam Police on April 24 informed that efforts are underway to nab Kathar who has been absconding after the incident occurred and the revolver that was used to blank fire in front of his wife’s maternal home has been seized.
On Saturday, Kathar had appealed to the Gauhati High Court for anticipatory bail. Kathar earlier applied for anticipatory bail at Diphu Judicial Court in Karbi Anglong that was rejected by the court.