JORABAT, Oct 5 - A fraud, Jiten Laskar (46), a resident of Tulsibari in Rangiya, was today caught by the public at 14th Mile near Jorabat under the Sonapur Police Station and handed over to police.
Several cases of fraud have been registered against Laskar at Athgaon PS, Noonmati PS, Jorabat OP, etc.
The chief modus operandi of Laskar is, he brings trucks to brick kilns and after loading them with bricks, asks the driver for some money. As soon as the unsuspecting driver hands him the money, he vanishes from the spot, leaving the poor driver in a helpless situation.
On September 26 this year, he brought a truck to a hardware shop at Jorabat and loaded goods worth Rs 60,000 into the truck. He then took Rs 15,000 from the unsuspecting driver of the truck and disappeared from the scene.
Laskar, who admitted having been involved in such fraudulent activities for the last 3-4 years, has two sons and a daughter. One of his sons appeared for the SSC examination yesterday and the other is pursuing engineering in Silchar. His daughter is pursuing graduation in Guwahati.
According to Laskar, this is the first time that he has been caught, as a driver from Shillong who had been trapped in his fraudulent activity some 45 days ago, recognised him.