SILCHAR: A notorious thief of Silchar Raj Barbhuiya was arrested by police at Algapur in Hailakandi district on Sunday.
As per sources in police, Raj had orchestrated a theft at Radhamadhab Road, Silchar on December 16. A laptop and many other valuable items were stolen from Shyamal Paul Choudhury’s house regarding which an FIR was lodged by Shyamal with Rangirkhari police outpost.
Police investigation revealed that Raj was most probably involved in the theft following which he was summoned at Rangirkhari police outpost. However, Raj fled from Silchar from under the nose of the police. Besides the theft at Radhamadhab Road, Raj was involved in many other crimes, sources said.
On Sunday, a team of police conducted an operation based on specific information at Algapur and nabbed Raj. A team of Rangirkhari police reached Algapur at night and brought Raj to Silchar.