Rape accused Assam’s AIUDF MLA flies outside of the state to evade arrest
By Our Correspondent, 09/07/2018, Guwahati

After being accused of raping a married woman, the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA of Algapur constituency Nizam Uddin Choudhury has allegedly flown outside of Assam to evade arrest. A close aide of the AIUDF MLA said that, Nizam Uddin Choudhury suddenly left to Chennai on Monday morning.The close aide person of the AIUDF MLA refused to provide more information.Earlier, police had arrested the husband of the rape victim woman from Guwahati airport on Saturday night, while he trying to flee from Assam.According to the reports, the AIUDF MLA had allegedly raped a married woman at Hailakandi circuit house with the help of the victim woman husband.The victim woman had lodged an FIR against the accused MLA at Hailakandi Sadar police station and stated that she was allegedly raped by the MLA at Hailandi Circuit House.The victim woman also filed complaint against her husband.Following the incident, Hailakandi police had registered a case (no – 529/2018) against the AIUDF MLA and the victim woman husband.

Based on intelligence input, the Hailakandi police and Azara police of Guwahati had jointly launched operation at Guwahati airport on Saturday night and caught the man identified as Shahid Ahmed Laskar, husband of the rape victim woman, who tried to flee from Guwahati to Mumbai. Meanwhile, Hailakandi police has taken him in their custody and interrogated him.Officer-in-Charge of Azara police station Ashok Kumar Dutta said that, police had arrested a person named Shahid from Guwahati airport in connection with a case of Hailakandi police station and later he was handed over to Hailakandi police.The victim woman said that, her husband took her to Hailakandi Circuit House on May 19 last where the AIUDF MLA raped her.The victim woman said that, her husband too was involved in the crime.

On the other hand, Officer-in-Charge of Hailakandi Sadar police station Surajit Choudhury said that, a married woman had lodged an FIR that, she was allegedly raped by the Algapur MLA.“After receiving the FIR, we have registered a case (no – 529/2018) and investigation is going on,” the police officer said.The victim woman also alleged that, the accused MLA has offered Rs 5 lakh to withdraw the allegation.She mentioned in the FIR that, post the raping incident, her husband had locked her in the house.“I want justice. I will commit suicide if don’t get justice,” the victim woman said.On the other hand, the accused AIUDF MLA, Nizam Uddin Choudhury had refuted all allegations made against him.The AIUDF MLA said that, it is a political conspiracy made against him.