The Karimganj police on August 18th, 2019 detained former Deputy Commissioner of Karimganj, Pradip Kumar Talukdar from his Guwahati residence in connection to the multi-crore Sutarkandi land port scam.
A case no 756/19 under sections 120B/420/468/471/409 of the Indian Penal Code(IPC) has been registered against him.
According to the police, they have nabbed four persons in relation to the scam and that further investigations are on in the matter.
It may be mentioned that Talukdar including Cachar District Development Commissioner (DDC) Nabarun Bhattacharjee on August 8th, 2019 were placed under suspension in connection to the scam. The duo were issued a notice under Section 41 of the CrPC on August 5th, 2019 and were asked to appear before the police.
On June 28, 2019, former Karimganj Circle Officer, Homen Gohain Baruah and two other employees Mihir Ranjan Malakar and Pranjit Nath were sent to judicial custody on charges of forging administrative documents by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Karimganj.
Talukdar is presently posted as the Commissioner of Co-operation at Dispur.
Karimganj | First Published: Aug 18, 2019