Guwahati Journalist and Police Officer Arrested in Connection with Alleged Hawala Transactions

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Guwahati Journalist and Police Officer Arrested in Connection with Alleged Hawala Transactions
Sum of Rs 25 Lakhs Seized: Significant Cash Haul during Raids Adds Complexity to the Investigation
Guwahati, Assam - November 30, 2023:
In a significant development, a journalist from a private media house in Guwahati, identified as Toufique Uddin Ahmed, and Sub-Inspector Mubarak Ali of Bharalu Police Station have been arrested on charges related to alleged hawala transactions. The arrests come after the seizure of a substantial sum of money, amounting to Rs 25 lakhs from each individual, during raids conducted in November 2023.

Arrested Individuals:
Toufique Uddin Ahmed (Journalist)
Mubarak Ali (Sub-Inspector, Bharalu Police Station)

Additional Arrest in Connection to the Case:
 Another individual has also been apprehended in connection to the alleged hawala transactions.

Chronology of Events:
Earlier this month, Guwahati Police conducted search operations in the Athgaon area, leading to the apprehension of two individuals, Devkaran Sen (27) and Manoj Kumar (47), both originally from Rajasthan. The authorities seized over Rs 1,69,70,000 from them.

Seizure Details:
 The police reportedly confiscated Rs 25 lakhs from each person arrested in the recent raids, highlighting the magnitude of the alleged hawala transactions.

Connection to Previous Arrests:
 The confiscated funds are suspected to be linked to the hawala transactions that Devkaran Sen and Manoj Kumar, arrested earlier this month, were reportedly involved in.

The Arrest of Toufique Uddin Ahmed:
  The Crime Branch reportedly arrested Toufique Uddin Ahmed in the Garigaon area of Guwahati earlier today.

Official Sources and Raids:
According to official sources, the Athgaon police team conducted a raid on a rented residence belonging to Md Jamir Uddin, acting on specific information about suspect individuals residing there.
These arrests shed light on the ongoing efforts by law enforcement agencies to curb illicit financial activities. The connection between the recent arrests and the previous case emphasizes the need for a thorough investigation into the alleged hawala transactions. The journalistic involvement adds an additional layer of complexity to the unfolding situation, raising questions about the nexus between media professionals and such financial irregularities. As the legal process unfolds, more details are expected to emerge, providing clarity on the extent and implications of these arrests.