In the follow-up investigation into the alleged corruption case in the Diphu treasury office, a staggering amount of Rs. 5,56,100 was recovered from the chamber of treasury officer Amarendra Sarma.
The stash was found during a search operation carried out by the police on Wednesday at the treasury office. The search was conducted in the morning and ended at 3 pm.
The controversy surrounding the Treasury Department came to light on Monday when Karbi Anglong DC Mukul Kumar Saikia lodged an FIR against the treasury officer and several staff members.
Deputy commissioner Saikia in the FIR requested authorities to arrest treasury officer Sharma along with seven other staff members, namely Hemanjali Handique, Ujjal Kumar Tanti, Mangal Ram Deo, Abhishek Das, Lonima Rongchehonpi, Utpal Goswami and Bimal Basumatary.
Meanwhile, the treasury officer Sarma, the main accused, has gone missing and he was not found in his Guwahati residence when it was raided.
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