Finally, Mukesh Hyundai owner Rishabh Himatsingka, who had been evading arrest after assaulting one of his employees on July 5, 2018, has been sent to Guwahati Central Jail after he landed in Dispur Police net on Sunday.
Himatsingka allegedly assaulted one of his employees, identified as Kamal Das, at Mukesh Hyundai’s Ganeshguri showroom on July 5, 2018.
As per police sources, Himatsingka was arrested at around 11 am from Dichang Resort at Sonapur on the outskirts of Guwahati on Sunday when he was having breakfast, by a Dispur Police team, led by Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Amitabh Basumatary.
After his arrest, the Dispur Police produced Himatsingka in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Kamrup (M) which sent him to 14-hour judicial custody.
The incident drew attention of all as a photograph of Kamal Das, a resident of North Guwahati, holding his ears while other employees of the company celebrating something by cutting a cake, went viral in the social media networking site Facebook on July 5.
As per police sources, Rishabh Himatsingka allegedly dragged Kamal Das holding his shirt and ordered him to kneel down in front of the other employees present there while celebrating the company’s success.
Two separate cases (No 1864/18 and 1894/18) were registered under sections 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 342 (Punishment for wrongful confinement), 325 (Punishment for voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 500 (Punishment for defamation) under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
While a case (No 1864/18) was registered on the basis of an FIR lodged by Orchid India on July 5 last, another case (No 1894/18) was registered on the basis of an FIR lodged by victim Kamal Das which was lodged on July 7 last.
According to information, an employee of Dichang Resort, owned by Dilip Gogoi, informed Northeast Now that Rishabh Himatsingka entered the resort in the morning on Sunday and they did not know from where he came.
As per information, Rishabh Himatsingka, who was in Shillong, entered the resort on his return journey to Guwahati on Sunday.
As per an agreement, signed by the management of Mukesh Hyundai following a meeting with leaders of a number of organisations of the State led by farmer leader Akhil Gogoi, the Mukesh Hyundai showroom at Ganeshguri and its servicing centre would remain closed until and unless Rishabh Himatsingka does not apologise publicly for assaulting one of his employees.
The agreement was signed by Dhiraj Das Kashyap, general manager (Sales), Mukesh Hyundai, on behalf of the company.