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Highlights:
• In the case registered last week, the victim claimed that Neog took ₹31 lakhs after he posed as a senior official from MHA
• On Saturday, the Nagaon and Guwahati police searched his house in Guwahati
• Another case was registered against Neog on Saturday after a complaint was filed by a woman who received threatening calls

Assam Police is currently searching for a fraudster who posed as a senior government official and duped several people during the past few years. Mridupaban Neog is in his early 30s, and his activities were discovered last week by the Nagaon district’s police when a car dealer filed an FIR claiming that Neog cheated him of ₹31 lakhs. Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, the director-general of Assam police, said that their investigation against Neog is headed on the right track, and added that positive results are expected soon.

On Saturday, the Nagaon and Guwahati police searched his house in Guwahati. Even the several incriminating documents and material was discovered, the fraudster has not yet been caught. Police found two luxury vehicles, a .32 pistol, 20 live rounds, many letter pads with the Indian government’s insignia, several identity cards with different designations, gold jewelry worth several lakhs, the logo of a media house, among others.

Anand Kumar Mishra, Nagaon superintendent of police, said that the conman is like the Hindi movie character Mr. Natwarlal, a fraudster with different identities. He finds rich and naive people, tricks them into giving large sums of money using different means. Mishra added that he threatens the victims using his so-called connections once they ask him to return the money. In the case registered last week, the victim claimed that Neog took ₹31 lakhs after he posed as a senior official from MHA and said that he needed to sell his Fortuner SUV as he needed the money desperately. However, he did not deliver the vehicle after two months.

Another case was registered against Neog on Saturday by the all-women police station at Panbazar in Guwahati after a complaint was filed by a woman who received threatening calls from a phone number belonging to Neog.

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