Rajkanya Baruah Accident Case: Dispur Police Submits Chargesheet To Court

Dispur police on Friday has submitted the charge-sheet to the court in the Rajkanya Baruah accident case that left 9 PWD labourers injured.

The filing of the charge-sheet indicates that Baruah has been formally convicted of the crime. She was arrested on October 7, five days after the accident.

The case quickly became embroiled in controversy as she was given bail by the police just hours after the accident.

On October 1 late evening, the 29-year-old event planner was allegedly driving back home in an inebriated condition after attending a party at Taj Vivanta hotel when the incident occurred at Rukminigaon.

Moreover, Baruah has also been‘shown arrested’ in a separate case of accident that occurred in 2017.

Later, Taj Vivanta was issued a show cause notice to unveil information about the event that was organised on October 1 evening. Kamrup Metropolitan administration had ordered the Hotel authorities to answer the timings of the party and details about the organisers and guests present on that evening.

Allegations had also surfaced that event continued till late at night violating Covid-19 protocols and curfew timings.

In a major development to the Rajkanya Baruah accident case, dispur police on Friday submitted the charge sheet to the court.

Baruah, who injured nine PWD labourers after ramming her car into them on the night of October 1, has been filed charge sheet against her by Guwahati Police.

The charge sheet came just as Rajkanya’s bail plea is set to be reviewed.

The filing of a charge sheet implies Rajkanya has been formally convicted of the crime.

Rajkanya was apprehended five days after the accident, on October 7.

Her arrest came after the case became embroiled in controversy as she was given bail by the police just hours after the accident that resulted in one man lost his legs.

Rajkanya was allegedly driving to home from an event at the Taj Vivanta while inebriated when she hit with nine labourers in Rukminigaon.

Following the incident, the Kamrup (metro) district administration issued Taj Vivanta a show-cause notice, requiring them to present CCTV camera video as well as the guest list from the October 1 event.

According to the charge sheet copy, it may also be mentioned that in the 1/2 page charge sheet, the dispur police hasn’t mention anything about hotel taj vivanta and about the event organisers.

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