Four scribes of Doomdooma Press Club suspended for alleged involvement in extortion
Four scribes of Doomdooma Press Club (DPC) were suspended for their alleged involvement in an extortion case.
DOOMDOOMA: Four scribes of Doomdooma Press Club (DPC) were suspended for their alleged involvement in an extortion case. A decision to this effect was taken in an emergent meeting of DPC convened with president Anuj Kalita in the chair. As per reports, the four scribes were involved in an extortion case as registered in Kakapather Police Station (Case No. 41/2021 U/s 448/419/353/384/34 IPC) on the basis of two separate FIRs filed by Shankar Bhagat and Manoranjan Neog on Saturday.
The four scribes allegedly made an extortionist demand of Rs fifty thousand before the Headmaster of Tongona Hindi LP School Shankar Bhagat on Friday on the ground of misappropriation of midday meal sanctioned amount.
According to Headmaster Bhagat, who is a resident of Kakapather, the deal was finally settled at Rupees forty thousand and an amount of Rupees twenty thousand was paid to them as advanced payment with the condition that the balanced amount would be cleared on the following day. Accordingly, the extortionists engaged one Gandhi Mahanand of Tongona to collect the balanced amount on Saturday.
However sensing danger as the news became known to most of the people of the area by then, the middle man Mahanand instead of collecting the balance amount fled the spot. According to Officer-in-charge, Kakapather PS, the investigation was on although no one was arrested so far. On the other hand, of the four except Prince Bharali, the three other accused members of DPC - Ajay Thakur, Bhaskar Dahal and Suraj Dey - did not attend the DPC meeting although they were given an opportunity to be heard by circulating a message of the meeting in the WhatsApp group of the DPC. The secretary reported that their mobile phones were found to be switched off. When contacted the Tinsukia SP Debajit Deori told that the case was non-bailable and the police would arrest them once the investigation was completed. However till the filing of this report, the three of the accused were reportedly absconding to escape the police dragnet.