GUWAHATI, July 18 – Senior journalist and former editor-in-chief of News Live Atanu Bhuyan was today questioned by police after a woman who identified herself as a Communication and Media Specialist, United Nations, alleged that she received a threatening SMS from the cell phone of the journalist.
She also alleged that two unidentified youths snatched her cell phone around 1:45 am while she was taking a call from an anonymous caller.
The woman then lodged a complaint with the Chandmari police station following which police seized Bhuyan’s cell phone for examination.
Reacting to this, Bhuyan said, “Police, following the complaint, came to my house and even seized my cell phone. They retrieved the call and SMS records of my cell phone, but found nothing. The complainant’s cell phone’s record was also examined but nothing which could substantiate her allegation was found. Police then returned my cell phone and I was allowed to go ... I had already said that this is a part of a big conspiracy and in the event of all these developments, I apprehend serious threat to my life,’ Bhuyan said.
The senior journalist further said that he would file a defamation case against the complainant and a senior editor of a national English news channel tomorrow for tweeting derogatory remarks against him.
Bhuyan added that he will also lodge a complaint against the girl with the Dispur police station today for trying to frame him.
Meanwhile, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ujjal Borah told The Assam Tribune that the complainant’s claim and allegation are being investigated.