Dibrugarh’s biggest businessmen and renown planter Mrigen Jalan and four others were arrested and sent to judicial custody for forging land document papers.
According to police source Mrigen Jalan(61) with the help of two Swanta Kundu and Raju Kejriwal, got forged papers from the Land Advisory Committee complete with sign and seal of the Deputy Commissioner having no objection certificate for land disposal.
Accordingly Mr Jalan undervalued his priority and sold it to Nemi Chand Agarwal(71), Sara Devi Kejriwal(70) and Anil Kejriwal (42).
All of them were arrested when the land official of Dibrugarh district came to know about the forgery. This has created sensation in Dibrugarh.
Mrigendra Jalan, is the chairman of Bharatiya Chah Parishad (BCP), a tea planters’ body and also the proprietor of Jalan tea estates here right in the heart of the Dibrugarh city.
The FIR was lodged with the police by Dibrugarh Sub Registry office in connection with the alleged forgery in ‘land sale permission’ documents. All those arrested had moved for bail but their bail plea was rejected. The Jail Superintendent at the Dibrugarh Central Jail was instructed to provide the necessary medical treatment. According to the police, more people are expected to be arrested in the case.