A government gaonbura has been arrested by the Bhuragaon police in Morigaon district on Sunday. The arrested gaonburha was identified as Abu Bakkar Siddik.
Siddik allegedly demanded money from the people by assuring them of including their names in the NRC list. The gaonbura also intentionally gave false evidence in the court against those who did not pay him the demanded money.
“Due to gaonburha Siddik’s atrocity, names of several locals were excluded from the NRC final list,” said a local. The gaonburha also physically assaulted one Jahed Ali, who demanded Saddik to return the money after his name was excluded from the final NRC. Saddik had also allegedly demanded money to correct names in the voter list.
On Sunday, Saddik faced the wrath of the public. The residents of Bhuragaon attacked Saddik and later handed him over to the police.
Meanwhile, police have registered a case against Saddik and initiated an investigation regarding the allegations.