Arrested police and army officials sent to jail custody for two weeks

Report by: 
BABUL SARKAR
Alipurduar
24 Sep 2018

Three police officials including former sub divisional police officer (SDPO) of Jaigaon Aniruddha Thakur and two army personnel, who were arrested on September 10 for allegedly stealing a large quantity of seized smuggled gold were sent to jail custody for 11 days today.
They were produced in court today. The government lawyer HS Titung said that the magistrate ordered jail custody for all five accused. They would be produced on court again on October 11.
It may be mentioned that arrest of Aniruddha Thakur, sub divisional police officer (SDPO) of Jaigaon along with two subordinate police officials – Kamalendra Narayan and Satyendranath Roy and two army intelligence personnel Pawan Brahma and Dashrath Singha triggered stir in police circles.
Kamalendra Narayan was the officer in charge of Barbisha police outpost and Roy was second officer of Hasimara police outpost. Brahma was lieutenant cornel of intelligence wing of the army and Singha was a constable under Brahma.
They all were arrested during a raid by CID and SSB on Friday night.
It has been learnt from police sources that Brahma seized a car near Torsha Bridge on September 10. The car was reportedly being used by international gold smugglers. The car was taken to Hasimara police outpost by a patrolling police team.
Aniruddha Thakur, SDPO, Jaigaon, who joined state police service in 2010 reportedly reached the spot and started speaking to the smugglers. 15 gold bars each weighing 1 kilo were seized from the smugglers. Surprisingly those smugglers were released and the seized gold, instead of depositing with government’s custody, was allegedly seized  by those accused police and army personnel.
They were sent to police custody for four days after being produced at the court of additional chief judicial magistrate today. Police prayed for taking them in custody for 14 days.