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Sutarkandi Land Port Scam: 2 day police remand for Former DC of Karimganj


Karimganj: Former Deputy Commissioner of Karimganj, Pradip Kr Talukdar has been produced in CJM, Karimganj court today. The court sent him to police custody for a further 2 days. He will be again produced to CJM court on 21 August. Former Deputy Commissioner was arrested in multi chores land scam case of Karimganj-Sutarkandi.

Talukdar, an Assam Civil Service officer was arrested from his residence in Guwahati. As alleged he is suspected to be the prime accused in multi-crore land scam case of Sutarkandi land port of Karimganj district.

There are twelve cases in connection with the Sutarkandi land scam pending before Karimganj police.

Earlier, former Circle Officer of Karimganj, Homen Gohain Baruah and two other employees Mihir Ranjan Malakar and Pranjit Nath were sent to judicial custody on charges of forging administrative documents, on June 28 last by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Karimganj.

It may be mentioned that a huge plot of land was purchased for the construction of an immigration check post at Sutarkandi land port along the Indo-Bangla border. As per allegations, the accused persons embezzled crores of rupees as they purchased several plots of land through fake land documents.

Talukdar was suspended on July 19, 2019. Prior to his suspension, Talukdar was serving as the Commissioner of Co-operation at Dispur.


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