Atanu Bhuyan has resigned from NewsLive TV channel as editor in chief at 1PM today 17 July 2012, as per his tweet and subsequent press conference at Guwahati Press Club. He maintains that, it was not wrong thing to capture video and publish in Yutube as well as TV.
It may be mentioned that, there was huge social media (twitter/facebook) outrage against Atanu Bhuyan yesterday and #ResignAtanuBhuyan trended in Delhi for a day in twitter.
It may be mentioned that, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi termed the airing of video unethical yesterday and today Atanu Bhuyan has resigned. Another reporter with NewsLive TV who was present during the Guwahati Molestation case, had also resigned yesterday and likely to be questioned by police.
Atanu Bhuyan has always been controversial editor who was also involved in another controversy about his alleged remark against Ahom woman around a year ago.
It may be mentioned here that, NewsLive TV is owned by wife of Assam’s powerful Health and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.