Two persons including a former ward commissioner were arrested by Digboi Police on Friday evening.
Police arrested Panbari’s Paragdhar Bhuyan (45), ex-ward commissioner of Ward No 8 along with Ranjit Borgohain (27) of Bapoapung on charges of house trespass and assaulting a public servant on duty.
The arrest was initiated following an FIR lodged by Shipra Mallick, the chairman of Digboi Municipal Board (DMB) in Tinsukia district.
A 60-year-old night watchman received injuries as Bhuyan and Borgohain allegedly assaulted him.
The duo also allegedly damaged property within the premises of the Digboi Muncipal Board.
According to the DMB chairman, the duo on Friday evening had entered the premises of the municipal board and assaulted the night chowkidar.
The chairman alleged that the duo also snatched away the office keys, damaged the furniture of the office.
They also went to her residence in Muliabari area and hurled abusive words after entering her residence, alleged Mallick.
“The case may be motivated or self-designed or might have been committed under fit of intoxication but I’m not going to tolerate it,” said Mallick.
She added, “I know, I have a tough time as I am streamlining the system in the office which might unearth anomalies and irregularities during the process.”
“Another FIR is in the pipeline against a former employee of the organization for his direct involvement in committing act of forgery,” Mallick hinted by sharing sufficient evidences with Northeast Now on Saturday.
Official sources said Borgaohain was earlier terminated from his service in the municipal board.
Bhuyuan was associated with VDP organization and Digboi Nagarik Committee.
He is also known for his close affinity with a section of the aggrieved ward commissioners who have been in direct confrontation with the chairperson since long.
Based on the FIR, the Digboi Police registered a case (No 283/2019) and arrested the duo under sections 448/353/325/384/427/34 of IPC and produced before the court of sub-divisional judicial magistrate, Margherita.