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Fraudsters arrested for duping unemployed youths

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JOYSAGAR, May 26: A gang of notorious fraudsters was arrested by the Sivasagar Police on Friday in connection with cases registered in the Sivasagar Sadar PS vide no- 455/18 and 458/18 U/S 406/420 IPC.

There fraudsters were collecting lakhs of rupees from many educated unemployed youths of the district. Sivasagar Police, following the strict direction of the Superintendent of Police, arrested three fraudsters, identified as Firuza Begum (47), Amirotuddin Ahmed alias Riaz (42) and Barsha Chetia (36). Another accused D. Kakoti is still absconding.

Firuza was a constable of Assam Police and was deputed in the main gate of the Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner’s office while absconding D. Kakoti was a typist in the Sivasagar Bar Association. This gang had allegedly collected lakhs of rupees from one Rupa Tamuli Bora of Khanamukh, promising to give her a permanent job in the ONGC, Sivasagar office. Besides, one Kiran Panging of Netaipukhuri gave Rs 2 lakh to this gang for a job in Oil India Limited. Many other educated unemployed youths also fell into the trap of these fraudsters and ending up giving lakhs of rupees in the hope of getting a job in OIL and ONGC. The fraudsters duped all of them and pocketed all the money.

But on May 20 and May 22, Rupa Tamuli Bora and Kiran Panging lodged two separate FIRs in the Sivasagar Sadar PS as well as before the Superintendent of Police of Sivasagar and following these complaints, police arrested the three members of the gang of fraudsters. The SP had already reserved closed accused constable Firuza earlier and now she has been suspended.

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