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Cash-for-Job Scam: BJP Leader Summoned Amid Indrani Tahbildar Death Probe

As the probe into Indrani Tahbildar's death continues, another BJP leader's involvement in the cash-for-job scandal has surfaced.

Cash-for-Job Scam: BJP Leader Summoned Amid Indrani Tahbildar Death Probe

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Sep 2023 3:05 PM GMT

GUWAHATI: As the investigation into the tragic death of Indrani Tahbildar unfolds, further developments in the cash-for-job scam have emerged, with the involvement of another Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader coming to light.

Sources report that Chandmari Police has summoned Jnandip Mahanta, the vice president of BJP Kaliabor district, to appear on Monday in connection with the cash-for-job scandal. However, due to health issues, the BJP leader did not present himself at the police station.

It has been revealed that the police had previously interrogated Jnandip Mahanta upon receiving information about substantial financial transactions in his and another BJP leader Trishna Sarma's bank accounts. Authorities sought details regarding these monetary transactions, but as Mahanta failed to provide the necessary information, he was summoned once again.

This summons is in reference to case number 325/23 filed by Hareshwar Kalita at Chandmari Police Station. The suicide of BJP Kisan Morcha secretary Indrani Tahbildar has shed light on the cash-for-job scam involving party leaders, leading to an ongoing investigation into the matter.

Assam police have detained three Kuki refugees from the violence-stricken region of Manipur, accusing them of involvement in a series of armed robberies within the Cachar district. The arrested Kuki refugees from Manipur have been identified as Dimngel Lalboi Michael, Paojalen Dimngel, and Thangboi Dimngel, all hailing from Saijong and Paohao villages in Kangpokpi district, Manipur. The trio was apprehended by Assam police in Cachar district while travelling in a Mizoram-registered vehicle. Subrata Sen, the Additional SP of Cachar district, revealed that the three individuals had been involved in robbing shops and petrol pumps over the past two months.

During the last two months, they robbed cash worth Rs 3-4 lakh and other valuable items from several shops, including wine and hardware outlets and petrol pumps, the police officer claimed. The accused persons have been engaged in robberies in various parts of the district and arrested on Saturday, Sen told reporters. During an initial investigation, it has been found that all of them are residents of Manipur's Kangpokpi district and they have been displaced from their homes following an ethnic strife in the neighbouring state.

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