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The court on Monday refused to grant bail to four accused in a land documents forgery case at Dibrugarh.

The four accused – Mrigendra Jalan, Nem Chand Kejriwal, Sharda Kejriwal and Anil Kejriwal – on Monday moved the chief judicial magistrate’s court in Dibrugarh for bail.

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However, the court asked the police to submit case diary and fixed May 23, 2019 as the date of next hearing on the bail plea.

Till then, all of the accused in the case will have to remain under judicial custody.

According to police sources, Rajkumar Kejriwal, the lawyer who looks after the law related cases of Jalan Industries, has been absconding.

A prominent tea planter of Dibrugarh and Assam, Mrigendra Jalan was arrested by police along with four others in a land document forgery case on Saturday.

The arrested other people were Nem Chand Kejriwal, Sharda Devi Kejriwal, Anil Kejriwal and advocate Swagata Kundu Paul.

The arrest of Mrigendra Jalan has shocked the people of Dibrugarh.

The five were arrested following a complaint by a senior sub-registrar of the sub-registry office regarding sale of a plot of land in the town by submitting a fake No Objection Certificate (NOC).

During verification of documents it came to light that the NOC, which had serial No 514, was a forged one.

An NOC having the same serial number was issued two years ago in 2017 by the revenue office signed by the additional deputy commissioner (revenue).

Additional superintendent of police, Dibrugarh, Dhruba Bora told Northeast Now that they are investigating into matter.

“We have arrested five of them based on an FIR lodged by a senior sub-register of the revenue department at the deputy commissioner’s office. Investigation is on,” said Bora.

The accused have been booked under sections 120B/465/467/468/471/472/34 of the IPC.

“Mrigendra Jalan was the seller and Sharda Devi Kejriwal was the buyer. He sold 2 bighas of land at Jalan Nagar near the Assam Medical College. In order to sell a plot of land, an NOC from the deputy commissioner’s revenue office is mandatory,” said police official Bora.

“During verification of the sale deed, the NOC was found to be fake. An NOC having the same serial number was issued to a different individual in 2017.

“We suspect that there is a big racket involved in it. We are investigating and more others are likely to fall in our net,” said the additional SP.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at:

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