3 APDCL officials arrested in Karimganj for negligence of duty


Karimganj, October 12: The Karimganj police have arrested three officials of the Assam Power Distribution Company Ltd (APDCL) on the grounds of negligence on their part in discharging their duties.

The three officials have been identified as Nirendra Sinha (helper), Manoj Mazumdar (switch board operator) and Badal Choudhury (line man).

It may be mentioned that on June 27, a staff of the APDCL Karimganj, Muteshwar Bhattacharya died due to electrocution while repairing a connection line at the Fakir Bazar area. Post the incident, the deceased’s family had filed an FIR with the police.

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Speaking about the incident, Karimganj Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) James Sangate said, “Our investigations are going on. Three staff members have been arrested.”