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Tezpur Air Force Canteen Employee Arrested for Robbery

Feb 5, 2023:

An employee of the canteen on the Air Force campus in Tezpur, Assam, was arrested on Sunday in connection with a robbery inside the campus.

According to reports, the accused, an Air Force canteen employee, robbed the State Bank of India (SBI) branch situated inside the campus. The incident took place in 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 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.

Bodoland Radab Headquarter in Kokrajhar town of BTR, Assam is the Number 1 Bodo News Portal of Bodoland (Officially BTR).

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