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Lakhipur post office under scanner

SILCHAR, Feb 2: Lakhipur post office is under scanner and an investigation is on way into the matter of alleged embezzlement of more than Rs.6 lakh by the assistant post master. The public complaint is that he has not deposited the amount in the treasury. Rather, he has utilized the said money for his own interest. On receiving the complaint, assistant superintendent of Silchar head post office, Samir Chandra Das, has been entrusted with the responsibility of inquiry. An FIR has been lodged against the assistant post master of Lakhipur and a case registered against him in Lakhipur police station vide case no. 23/16 u/s 409 IPC.
The assistant post master has been in the meantime put under suspension. The complaints of the depositors are that the money deposited by them in different accounts is not being properly accounted for. In view of the seriousness of the issue, A Saikia of Lakhipur police station is investigating into the case. Though the embezzlement took place in the first week of January, it came to light when the depositors began to complain in the open, demanding investigation by proper authority. (Source: SentinelAssam)

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