Multi-crore scam: Arunachal SIT arrests man from Guwahati, Assam

ITANAGAR, Sep 08: In connection with a multi-crore scam, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) has arrested one Dipjyoti Das (30) of Sanpara village under Assam’s Kamrup district for operating an organized crime from Guwahati and he has been sent to the judicial custody.

Briefing the media at the PHQ here today, SIT Superintendent of Police (SP) Rohit Rajbir Singh said, “The modus operandi adopted by Dipjyoti Das was that he posed as an employee of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and targeted Assam and Arunachal youths with an offer of job opportunities in IOCL as our people are innocent and get prey into the scam.”

Singh said Das also offered to procure licenses for petrol pumps and LPG gas agencies for which he charged handsome amount from the innocent people, who were in touch with him.

Informing that as of now, Das came in touch with around 31 people, Singh said from one individual of Arunachal, he had already cheated Rs. 1.18 crore and the total amount collected by cheating people from Assam and Arunachal crossed Rs. 2.5 crore.

The SIT has seized an amount of Rs. 7,14,000 from Das and identified a building which has been constructed by the accused with proceeds of the crime. The original documents are being prepared and a charge-sheet has been submitted to the court and an additional charge-sheet will also be submitted after going through another investigation with 30 people who may be victims, said the SP.

An application has been submitted before the court for liquidation of a building which the accused has erected with the cheated money, the SP informed.

“The SIT is also focusing four more people and they are in the radar of the SIT and after proper investigation if needed they may also be arrested and booked as per law,” the SP (SIT) added.

A case no-8/22 u/s-419, 420, 468, 120B IPC was registered by the SIT and investigation is still on. Two phones, 7 debit cards, 1 PAN card, 1 driving license, 1 ID Card of IOCL and other incriminating documents were seized from the accused, he added.

He further appealed to all not to get lured by such people in the name of employment and schemes. 

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