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DRDA official confesses

Nalbari, June 25: Enamul Haque Choudhury, former chief executive officer of Nalbari DRDA, confessed his involvement in the tubewell scam which took place in the Nalbari zila parishad in 2008-09 besides revealing the names of seven others involved in the case, Nalbari police said this evening.

Choudhury was arrested on Saturday night from a hotel at Last Gate in Guwahati with the help of Guwahati city police and was handed to Nalbari police yesterday.

Nalbari superintendent of police Abu Suphiyan said Choudhury has been in their custody for four days now.

“His interrogation is on and we have got several leads. He has confessed to his involvement and also named several others. We are investigating those named. He had come to Guwahati on Saturday to secure bail. We hope to make a breakthrough soon,” Suphiyan said.

Though he did not declare the number of people named or their identity, sources said the number of persons named stood at seven. Choudhury was arrested under Sections 403/409/420/34 IPC in case no. 275/12 registered with Nalbari police station.

The case was lodged by the incumbent chief executive officer of Nalbari DRDA, Naren Chandra Ghosh, on April 21. Sources said Choudhury has named Nibha Baruah, the president of Nalbari zila parishad, as being actively involved in the scam.

Nibha Baruah has, however, denied it. Ghosh, chief executive officer of Nalbari DRDA, who lodged the case against Choudhury, said he knew about the corruption within days of his joining.

Several employees and brokers were allegedly involved in the scam.