An employee of the canteen inside Air Force campus in Assam’s Tezpur was arrested on Sunday in connection with a robbery incident inside the campus.
According to reports, the accused, an employee in the Air Force canteen, looted the State Bank of India (SBI) branch situated inside the campus. The incident took place at the Salonibari area where the Air Force station is located.
The accused was identified as Lakheswar Bora, a resident of Jinjia village in the Biswanath district of Assam. According to Salonibari Police, he embezzled funds to the tune of Rs 23.50 lakhs from the bank.
As per the information received, Bora had been running the canteen for a long time. Police found the stolen amount after they searched the residence of the accused, officials said.
Meanwhile, the theft reportedly came to the fore after the bank authorities noticed irregularities, based on which, they registered a complaint with the police. As per the complaint, the accused Bora stole the money from the locker of the bank.
The police have taken the accused in on charges of theft and a probe has been launched in connection with the matter. The stolen amount has also been recovered by the officials.
Earlier on January 20, Guwahati city police apprehended a gang of thieves involved in ATM robberies across multiple parts of Assam.
The arrested individuals were identified as Lutfor Rahman, Aminul Haque, Hanifur Rahman and Saidul Islam.
As per reports, the gang was involved in robbing people of lakhs of rupees at several ATMs located across the state. The members of the gang mostly targeted women and old persons, police further informed.
Notably, the name of the gang popped up in connection with several incidents of thefts and other petty crimes in various police stations. In Dispur police station alone, the gang had over 10 cases registered against them, police said.