October 20, 2021

Kingpin of factory scam worth Rs 1.5cr arrested

Darjeeling: The Siliguri police arrested the kingpin of a velvet pencil manufacturing racket that robbed several residents of Siliguri of lakhs of rupees. The scam involved around 1.5 crore rupees.

After thorough investigation of the case, a police team from Siliguri led by SI Ashim of Panitanki outpost helped by the Rajasthan police conducted extensive raids in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Finally, Hemant Sharma, main accused in the case was arrested recently from Jaipur.

He was produced at the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Jaipur and taken in seven days of transit remand.

The team along with the accused arrived in Siliguri on October 7.

The accused was presented at the Siliguri ACJM Court on Friday. He was remanded to police custody for further investigation.

A company had come up in Hakimpara, Siliguri that used to help people, mainly unemployed youths and housewives set up…

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