Friday, 18 November 2016

Gopidas Sinha accused of swindling money

Special Correspondent

Silchar, Nov 11: In a written complaint to the Inspector General of Police, Criminal Investigation Department, Ulubari, Guwahati, some members of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community have brought serious allegation against Gopidas Sinha, former executive member of Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council, for fraud and cheating them in the name of giving appointment for the post of Bishnupriya Manipuri language teachers. It is also worth mentioning that he is also the present chief advisor of Bishnupriya Manipuri Language Teaching Diploma Holders’ Association as well as secretary of Bishnupriya Manipuri Language Teaching Training Centre.

According to their submission, Gopidas Sinha taking advantage of his leadership in the community and also for being on the frontline of movement in the greater interest of the community displayed his power and authority and also his closeness with the authorities concerned in power for providing them the job of teachers. Amar Sinha, one of the complainants, said in his statement that he was convinced by the accused of arranging job for his two nieces and took from him Rs.2 lakh in cash. In addition to that, he also took Rs.1.55 lakh from one of his brother in relations on the same ground which was deposited in the personal SBI bank account number 20162429311 of Gopidas Sinha.

Not only that, others also brought the same allegation against him and showed the copy of the deposited amount of Rs.42,900 and Rs.1 lakh. The IG of Police, Criminal Investigation Department, sent back the complaint letter to the SP Cachar. This was taken up today by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, headquarters, Sudhangshu Das, in his chamber. Besides the complainants, three witnesses were also present to hammer and buttress the allegations. Amar Sinha said that even after the lapse of more than 13 months when there was no positive response from Gopidas Sinha on the matter of appointments, he questioned him for maintaining silence. When asked to return money, he rather held out threat to kill him.

It is his impression and those of others that he might have swindled lot of money from others too who for this or that reason have not opened up their mouths. Considering the gravity of the allegations, the complainants demanded exemplary action against Gopidas Sinha so that swindlers like him dare not repeat his dismeanour. When the DSP made attempts to contact Gopidas Sinha over his mobile number 7576891441, there was no response. It is apprehended he might have gone underground. But, the police is determined to nab him and bring him to book and mete out the punishment as per legal provision.

Source: The Sentinel
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