The police have arrested Ruchinath Changmai, manager of the Nambor Nadi Tea Estate in Santipur in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district and recovered Rs. 14.28 lakh in cash from him.

He was arrested on Saturday evening in relation to a case filed in the Borpathar Police Station by Rabiram Ronghang regarding the tea estate being fraudulently sold to him.

Changmai was presented before the local court in Bokajan and sent to judicial custody.

Raktim Hazarika, who had fraudulently sold the tea estate to Ronghang, is currently absconding.

According to sources, Ronghang had asked his brother Tuliram Ronghang, the chief executive member of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), to visit the tea estate to take stock of the situation.

When his brother along with his associates visited the tea estate on October 30, they discovered that its real owner is the Nambor Nadi Tea Estate Company Limited.

Meanwhile, the chief executive member had to face criticism for his dealings in the case. A few people had alleged that although the deal was done fraudulently, he was the real buyer.

Nongee Terang

Nongee Terang is Northeast Now Correspondent in Diphu. He can be reached at: nongee.terang@gmail.com