Assam: Two govt staff arrested for stealing Rs 55 lakh poll money

A computer operator and a junior assistant of the election office were arrested for allegedly stealing the money

The poll bound states are witnessing high political drama every day. But a high voltage drama had occurred in Assam when two government employees were arrested for allegedly stealing Rs 55 lakh from the election office of Barpeta district in Assam as reported on Sunday (4 Aril, 2021).


The incident of theft at the office of the Election Officer and an FIR was lodged. The FIR was registered at Barpeta PS, case no 760/2021 dated 03-04-2021. As reported by the Superintendent of Police, Barpeta, the whole amount has been recovered during the investigation.


A senior police official said that a computer operator and a junior assistant of the election office were arrested for allegedly stealing the money.


According to the report of the police the amount of Rs 55 lakh was withdrawn on April 2 and kept in a trunk at the chamber of the Election Officer for distributing it as remuneration, refreshment and other purposes among the poll personnel going for duties during the third phase of voting on April 6. The police also said that the stolen money was recovered from five different places across the district.


Further investigation into the matter is currently underway.

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