NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Oct 16 - Police on Monday evening arrested one assistant engineer of North Lakhimpur Municipality Board (NLMB) for his alleged involvement in a Rs 20-lakh embezzlement case in constructing an auditorium over the daily market of the town.
Parag Dutta, the assistant engineer was the member secretary of the construction committee for the auditorium (Seva Kendra) set up in 2013-14 on the first floor of the daily market of North Lakhimpur. He was arrested vide case number 1108/2018 under 420, 409 and 34 Section of CrPC filed by ADC Debashish Goswami, Executive Officer of NLMB.
The then Chairman of NLMB, Jiten Gogoi is also made a co-accused in the case and he has been absconding since then. It may be recalled that the NL Municipality Board constructed an auditorium on the first floor of the daily market of North Lakhimpur town at the cost of Rs 20 lakh in 2013-14. But the auditorium has been left vacant and never used so far.