GUWAHATI: The Assam Police have arrested as many as seven persons for forging Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's signature.
The arrested had been identified as Binit Poddar, Dipjyoti Dutta, Jaimini Mohan, Pankaj Gogoi, Rajib Kalita, Dilip Das, Imran Sha Chaudhary and Naba Roy.
A note had been given to Chief Engineer (PHE) Water, Assam for work to be allotted in the name of Lohit Construction, with a forged Signature of Assam CM Himanta Biswa. The CMO had lodged an FIR on September 8 regarding the same and a case was registered in Dispur Police Station.
Within few hours police have picked up Binit Poddar, Dipjyoti Dutta, Jaimini Mohan and Pankaj Gogoi. On investigation, they have revealed that they had come in contact with one Imran Sha Chaudhary through the brother-in-law of Jaimini Mohan.
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The kingpin of the crime Imran Sha claimed to get them two contracts worth Rs. 3.16 crore in the PHE Dept through the CMO directly and demanded 3 per cent commission of Rs. 9 lakh.
Binit Poddar and Dipjyoti Dutta managed to collect Rs. 9 lakhs from friends and family and delivered it to Imran Sha Chaudhary who gave them the forged paper, which they finally submitted to the Chief Engineer, PHE Dept.
Imran Sha created the forged document with the help of three other persons namely - Dilip Das, Anupam Chaudhary and Prakash Basumatary. They scanned an actual signature of the Hon'ble CM to create the forged document in the shop of one Naba Roy.
They gave the forged document to Imran Sha Chaudhary and received 1% Commission ie Rs 3 Lakhs.
Rs 1 lakh each was distributed among Dilip Das, Anupam Chaudhary and Prakash Basumatary.
On September 11 Rajib Kalita was arrested by City Police at LGBI Airport on arrival from Delhi.
Dilip Das was arrested by City Police on the same day.
On September 12 Imran Sha Chaudhary was arrested by the City Police team in New Delhi with the cooperation of Delhi Police. He is in the process of being brought to Guwahati.
The shop owner Naba Roy has also been picked up by the Police this morning.
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