Guwahati: A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Assam has been arrested on charges of cheating people on the pretext of getting them jobs in various state government departments.
The arrested person has been identified as Ansarul Hoque Choudhary, resident of Nizvernerpur under Lala police station in the Hailakandi district.
He was an executive member of the Assam BJP minority morcha.
According to sources, Dilwar Hussain Barbhuiya, a resident of Dhalai Malai village, had lodged an FIR at the Katlicherra police station against Ansarul.
The complainant alleged that the Choudhary had show-off people good connections with top leaders and ministers of the ruling BJP and allegedly took money from the complainant on the pretext of providing him a government job.
He further added that Choudhary allegedly took Rs 5 lakh from Barbhuiya in installments, but did not provide a job as promised.
However, a case has been registered against accused under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Meanwhile, a probe had been launched by the police.
Choudhary was picked up from his house in Nizvernerpur, around 20km from Hailakandi, on Thursday morning and brought to Katlicherra police station for interrogation, sources stated.
The state BJP has not commented on the charges levelled against Ansarul Hoque Choudhary.
Last month too, BJP leader has been arrested on charges of cheating people on the pretext of providing them government jobs.
Moon Ingtipi was the secretary of the BJP’s kisan morcha in Karbi Anglong district. She was sacked following her arrest, party leaders said.
“We found adequate evidence to arrest her. Our team is investigating the matter further. The arrested person will be produced before the court and we are going to record her statement as well,” official said.
To her alleged victims, Moon Ingtipi claimed to be close to a range of ruling BJP leaders, right from the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council chief executive member Tuliram Ronghang to chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.