Rathore killing: Absconding accountant arrested from West Bengal

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HT Correspondent

BOKAJAN, July 13: More than two weeks after the brutal killing of liquor trader Moolsingh Rathore at Khatkhati, police have arrested his absconding accountant Sandip Mishra from his residence at Asansol in Burdwan district of West Bengal.

However, Mishra was arrested in connection with a forgery case of the company won by Rathore as he misappropriated more than Rs 50 lakh from the company.

Mishra has been absconding before a fortnight of the killing of Rathore.

A group of miscreants armed with AK 47 rifles robbed all items, including jewellery and cash from the businessman and finally they shot at him leading to his death in a private hospital in Dimapur.

The incident took place at Khatkhati along Assam Nagaland border on June 24.

A team of police led by officer in-charge of Khatkhati Police Station, Haokam Changchan conducted a raid and arrested Mishra from his residence at Asansol in Burdwan district of West Bengal.

He was produced before the court of the chief judicial magistrate of Diphu on Saturday, who remanded him to 14-day police custody.

Mishra was charged with case No 90/19 under section 381/406/420 of IPC. Senior police officials continued to examine him in connection with the killing of Rathore till filling of this report.

Earlier, police had arrested two persons following recovery of an abandoned Alto car believed to have been used by the gang of assailants to flee from the spot of killing of Rathore.

Police said Misra was involved in financial mismanagement from the account of the businessman and that of his son and had allegedly duped them of an undisclosed sum of money believed to be over Rs 50 lakh.

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