The officer, clad in white shirt and blue jeans, was caught on CCTV cameras stealing the mobile phone from the shop.

Police have arrested a senior official of Assam town and country planning department for allegedly stealing a mobile phone from a shop in Guwahati, an official said.

City police arrested town and country planning department deputy director Md Ali Ashraf on Monday based on a complaint lodged by an employee of the shop Yash Ahmed with Satgaon police station, said the police official.

The officer, clad in white shirt and blue jeans, was caught on CCTV cameras stealing the mobile phone from the shop, Yash Josh at city’s Baghorbori Tiniali area.

The stolen Samsung A-507 FZKVINS mobile phone was registered in the name of Yash Ahmed, son of Raju Ahmed, an employee of ‘Yash Josh’ store, he said.

Ali Ashraf is posted as deputy director at the office of town and country planning in North Lakhimpur.

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