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Prime accused behind forging Assam CM's signature arrested in Delhi

By The Assam Tribune

Guwahati, Sep 13: On 8th September 2021 an FIR was received from the CMO which stated that a note had been given to Chief Engineer (PHE) Water, Assam for work to be allotted in the name of Lohit Construction, with a forged signature of the Chief Minister of Assam.

Accordingly, a case was registered in Dispur Police Station and investigated. Within a few hours Guwahati Police and Sivasagar Police picked up 4 persons connected to Lohit Construction and they were thoroughly examined. The four persons were identified as Binit Poddar, Dipjyoti Dutta, Jaimini Mohan and Pankaj Gogoi.

They revealed that they had come in contact with one Imran Sha Chaudhary through the brother-in-law of Jaimini Mohan. The said Imran Sha Chaudhary, kingpin of the crime, claimed that it was very easy for him to get them a contract in PHE Dept through the CMO directly, but he would take 3 % as commission. Imran Sha Chaudhary assured them of getting two contracts worth Rs. 3.16 crore, and thus demanded Rs 9 lakh as commission.

Binit Poddar and Dipjyoti Dutta managed to collect Rs. 9 lakhs from friends and family and delivered it to Imran Sha Chaudhary who gave them the forged paper, which they finally submitted to the Chief Engineer, PHE Dept. Police investigation revealed that Imran Sha Chaudhary and one Rajib Kalita escaped to Delhi immediately after they came to know about the FIR. A team of Guwahati Police went immediately to New Delhi and tracked the accused persons, who were regularly changing their locations to escape from the Police.

Imran Sha Chaudhary created the forged document with the help of three other persons namely Dilip Das @ Rubu from Khanapara, Anupam Chaudhary from Hengerabari and Prakash Basumatary from Kajolgaon.

They scanned an actual signature of the Chief Minister to create the forged document in the shop of one Naba Roy. They gave the forged document to Imran Sha Chaudhary and received 1% Commission ie Rs 3 Lakhs Rs 1 lakh each was distributed among Dilip Das @ Rubu, Anupam Chaudhary and Prakash Basumatary.

On 11.09.21, Rajib Kalita was arrested by City Police at LGBI Airport on arrival from Delhi. Dilip Das @ Rubu was arrested by City Police on the same day and examined thoroughly. On 12.09.21, Imran Sha Chaudhary was arrested by the the City Police team in New Delhi with the cooperation of Delhi Police. He is in the process of being brought to Guwahati. Today morning, on 13.09.21, the shop owner Naba Roy was also picked up by the police.

According to police, the two accused persons Anupam Chaudhary and Prakash Basumatary are absconding.

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