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Corruption charges

Kokrajhar, July 26: Five persons, including Tihu-Barama BDO Kamoli Sarma, former BDO Adhir Barman and three junior engineers, Hemanta Sarma, Amrit Barman and Dhaniram Patar, were arrested today on corruption charges, regarding allotment of IAY houses at Murkuchiapara of Baksa district in 2010-2011.

Thief caught

Jorhat: A chain snatcher, Ritu Bora, 26, was caught by the public in the Marwari Patty area here on Friday, when he tried to snatch a lady’s mobile phone. He was handed over to police. The police were on the lookout for him for quite some time.

Duo arrested

Jorhat: Police arrested two youths, Mohammad Imran Hussain and Mohammad Tazuddin, from the ASTC bus station here on Friday, on charges of theft when the duo got off a bus coming from Guwahati. Three laptops and two mobile phones, suspected to be stolen, were recovered from them.

Five arrested

Bongaigaon: Police picked up three women, natives of Mizoram, and a Myanmarese youth, near the railway station in New Bongaigaon, with 380 packets of white tablets.