The residence of Guari Shankar Maheshwari, the Councillor of Dinhata Municipality’s Ward 10 in Coochbehar District, was reportedly robbed on Monday night. A loss of Rs. 14 lakhs has been recorded in the incident.
The Chairman of Dinhata Municipality and MLA, Udyan Guh, and the Dinhata Police reached at the Councillor’s house today. The Councillor stated that he had left his residence last night around 10 o’ clock and had locked the door properly. When he came back later, he saw that the door was open.
Guari Shankar Maheshwari then went to the second floor of the house and noticed that the miscreants were sitting there with their faces covered. The Councillor was threatened on gun-point; following which Maheshwari gave them the money. The accused then went away after warning the Councillor to not raise an alarm over the incident.
The Dinhata Police has started an investigation of the case.