Former Karimganj Deputy Commissioner Pradip Kumar Talukdar has been sent to two days police remand. The DC was arrested on Sunday in charge of Land Port scam.
Talukdar was arrested from Guwahati on Sunday by Karimganj police and has been sent to police remand for two days. He was presented before the Chief Judicial Magistrate on Monday by Karimganj police and asked for five days remand but the court has given two days remand to the former DC of Karimganj.
It may be mentioned that the Central Government had sanctioned several crores of rupees for the construction of International Airport on India-Bangladesh border and a land amounted to Rs. 6crore 60lakhs has been bought to construct the airport but some workers of revenue circle office has exchanged the name of the land owners without having bought the land from the actual owner.
It has been said that one’s land has been named in another’s name and crores of rupees has been embraced by exchanging the name of the actual land owner. The money has been withdrawn through different cheques as they made many fake bank accounts and many government officials along with the then revenue circle officer Homen Gohain was also involved in the incident.
An amount of Rs. 6crore 60lakh has been embraced in the name of buying land port for construction of International Airport.
Another ACS officer and DDC of Cachar district who was involved in the scam is now absconding and the mastermind Abdul Aahad Chowdhury is also absconding.