The Bolero car of the railway department, which had been stolen from Alipurduar Junction, was recovered by the police of the Barobisha Outpost before the vehicle could be smuggled to Assam.
One man named Pradeep Bhowmik has also been arrested in connection to the case. Pradeep, who is a resident of Assam’s Kokrajhar, works as a hawker in the railways.
The Bolero that was stolen had a board of the railway department on it. The police was informed as soon as the vehicle was reported to be stolen, after which the police had started an investigation in the case.
The Bolero vehicle was being taken to Assam via Barobisha. The civic volunteers spotted the car in the Barobisha Chowpathy locality and followed it till they caught it on the bridge of the Jorai River.
Pradeep Bhowmik, who was driving the Bolero at the time, was arrested and brought to the Barobisha Outpost.