Kalita was on the run after a TV channel aired a video of molestation. The video was also uploaded on YouTube, and it went viral - triggering nationwide outrage. With this arrest, fourteen of the seventeen identified in the Guwahati molestation case of a minor, have been taken into custody.
One of the police constable arrested him as he was looking as a suspect. He said he is from Guwahati and he accepted that he is Amar Jyoti Kalita, the prime accused in Guwahati molestation case, said BD Paulson, SSP, Varanasi, in a video interview with network1media. He also said that they have demanded the video clips and images from Guwahati police, and now a special team is interrogating Kalita.