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Hailakandi Police nabs AGP's Aftabuddin in connection with Rs 40lakh scam

The Mohanpur Samabay Samiti Limited misappropriation case prime accused Aftabuddin Laskar, has been apprehended at Kumbhirgram Airport in Silchar with the help of Cachar district police at around 4 pm on Friday.

Aftabuddin, secretary of SS Limited, who was wanted in connection with cases no.100/2020 under Sections 420/409 IPC read with Section 707 of Essential Commodities Act and case no.107/2020 under Sections 420/409/352/34 IPC under Algapur Police Station and case no.37/20 under Sections 420/409 IPC under Panchgram Police Station, was in hiding for several months before falling into police dragnet on Friday.

Disclosing the development, Superintendent of Police, Hailakandi, Pabindra Kumar Nath said Aftabuddin, the prime accused in embezzlement of essential commodities has been arrested acting on a tip-off.

Six accused persons in these cases were already arrested with the seizure of 195 bags of rice, 94 bags of flour, and 114 bags.

It is alleged that the AGP District President is involved in the Rs 40 lakh rupees scam. He misused the rice sanctioned as a relief for the needy during the pandemic.

Nath informed that the anticipatory bail plea of Aftabuddin has already been rejected by the Supreme Court and Gauhati High Court. The accused is being taken to Hailakandi.

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