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One arrested in Jonai fraud case

By Correspondent

DHEMAJI, June 21 - Jonai Police on Saturday arrested one Mausumi Doley (Pegu) of Sekai Namghoriya village under Silapathar Police Station on charges of misappropriation of credit deposit at the Asom Bahumukhi Samabai Samiti (ABSS) Ltd, Jonai branch.

Mausumi, who is a collection agent of the Samabai Samiti, was absconding for a few weeks in order to evade arrest.

Police in the meantime are on the lookout to nab two other accused, namely Bonti Mili (Tayeng) and Dipanjali Doley (Das), who too are reportedly absconding.

Police, it may be mentioned, followed up a case registered in Jonai Police Station (No. 47/2020), under sections- 420/406/34 of the Indian Penal Code and arrested Mausmi Doley (Pegu) from her residence. She was produced before the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate at Jonai and subsequently remanded to judicial custody on Sunday.

Police also seized a Bolero car bearing registration No. AR09C1479, owned by the prime accused Bonti Mili (Tayeng).

Police claim that the accused trio were earlier served notice under the CrPC to visit Jonai Police Station for recording statement in connection with the case, but they did not respond to the police notice and were later found absconding.

The branch manager of the Samabai Samiti, who lodged the police complaint, stated that his cashier Bonti Mili (Tayeng) with the help of field assistant Dipanjali Doley (Das) and collection agent Mausumi Doley (Pegu) had misappropriated more than Rs 1.30 crore out of the credit deposit by maintaining fraudulent financial statement.

Meanwhile, the investigating officer of the case noted down the complainant�s statement and seized relevant documents, including bank accounts and other financial records of the Samabai Samiti for verification of facts.

Reliable sources informed that the prime accused Bonti Mili (Tayeng) has approached Gauhati High Court for anticipatory bail and accordingly the High Court has called for the case diary (CD). However, police are yet to receive any official correspondence in this regard from the Gauhati High Court till Saturday evening.

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