Monday, March 21, 2011
Mini truck with umbrellas meant for voters,worth Rs.2 lakhs seized at Kalaigaon
The seizer of a truck load of umbrella at Grandland Bagicha village under Kalaigaon Police Station has created sensation in the district.According to the information, a patrolling team of Kalaigaon police headed by Bidyut Bikash Baruah and Himangshu Sekhar Gohain intercepted a Tata Magic Mini truck,(at the time of routine check up) bearing number AS-27-C/ 0741 at Grandland Bagicha village under Kalaigaon Police Station at 12.40 PM on March 20.The Mini truck was carrying 17 bundles of umbrellas worth Rs.2 lakhs.The Static Surveilence Team officials of EC had rushed to the spot when informed and brought the vehicle to Kalaigaon Police Station.Dinamoni Das,ERO,65 Kalaigaon LAC personally investigated the incident at Kalaigaon Police Station.People suspect that the umbrellas had been brought for the distribution among the voters by somebody on the eve of the assembly election.
Involvement of political parties have not yet been confirmed.But one Rajesh Agarwalla owner of Maruti Traders ,Tangla told police that one Nikumoni Debnath had paid him rupees one lakh as advance in the morning for the delivery of the umbrellas to be sold in the village shops.But Nikumoni Debnath denied the charge and said that no money was paid,thereby turning the incident
into interesting stage.However people strongly belived that the umbrellas had been brought to be used as bribe to voters.