One more Assam government employee was arrested in connection with the fraudulent withdrawal of funds from the Jorhat district administration’s bank account.
The arrested person has been identified as Sudipto Nayan Bora, an employee of Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH)
It may be mentioned that an amount of Rs 77.8 lakh was fraudulently withdrawn by Dipak Bora, a clerk of Jorhat deputy commissioner’s office.
Bora was recently arrested from Shirdi in Maharashtra and has been remanded to 12 days’ police custody in Jorhat.
He allegedly forged the signatures of Jorhat deputy commissioner Roshni A Korati and the financial and accounts officer (Jorhat) Bandana Devi in six cheques last year.
Titabar sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Amit Hojai, who is investigating the case, said, “Sudipta Nayan Bora, an employee posted in JMCH laboratory, has been arrested on Wednesday on charges of his involvement in the fraudulent withdrawal of money from Jorhat district administration’s account case.”
Dipak Bora, a senior assistant posted at the development branch of the Jorhat DC office, has been put under suspension.
Hojai said, during interrogation, main accused Dipak Bora confessed that he had given Rs 5 lakh to Sudipta, out of the Rs 77.8 lakh that was fraudulently withdrawn by him.
The SDPO said Sudipta knew that the money he was given by Dipak was a part of the amount illegally withdrawn by Dipak.
Hojai further said on the basis of Sudipta’s confession police recovered Rs 5 lakh from a contractor to whom he (Sudipta) had allegedly lent the money.
The SDPO also said the contractor when questioned by police acknowledged borrowing Rs 5 lakh from Sudipta and returned the money to the police.
The contractor stated that he did not know about the source of the amount.
Investigation so far has not found any involvement of the contractor, the police official said.