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Assam Police SI scam: Mysterious fire at godowns in Bongaigaon

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GUWAHATI: After Criminal Investigation Department (CID) raided the Bongaigaon residence of Akshay Chand Baid, the owner of Akshay Telecommunication inconnection with Assam Police Sub-Inspector recruitment scam case, two godowns owned by Chand’s brother mysteriously caught fire on Sunday morning.

The godowns were completely gutted in the fire. The incident has raised suspicion among the local people as absconding Akshay Chand is one of the accused in Assam Police SI scam case. CID reportedly recovered several documents from the residence of the businessman in its raid on Saturday night.

On Sunday, police conducted raids at several residences and business establishments which were linked to Akshay Chand in the Bongaigaon town. Police raided Shree Karni Stores and Heeralal Shyamsukha which are owned by the relatives of the Akshya Telecommunication owner.  

Earlier, two other associates of Akshay Chand—Saroj Sarma and Rubul Hazarika were arrested from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Aiport in Guwahati and Nalbari respectively. Based on their revelations, police raided several locations in Bongaigaon, Barpeta and Chirang districts and recovered cash over Rs. 5 crore.

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