AIZAWL, Feb 28 � A postmaster of a village in Champai district along the Mizoram-Myanmar border was arrested from a village of the neighbouring country while trying to escape with Rs 13 lakh drawn from the MNREGS account, police said today.
Lalrodinga (39), a postmaster at Vaphai village, withdrew the money to be distributed to the MNREGS beneficiaries in two villages from Khawbung post office on Friday.
He was arrested from Khawmawi village in Myanmar on Saturday after the Vapahi village council president alerted the police outpost on the Myanmar border, the police said.
Mizoram police then crossed the international border with the permission of the Myanmarese army and entered Khawmawi village where they apprehended the suspect.
On seeing Mizoram police approaching, Lalrodinga first tried to flee but fearing that he would be shot at surrendered with the stolen money. � PTI
The entire sum, barring a few thousand rupees which he had spent, was seized, the police said. � PTI