Times of India

The former MLA of Naharkatia assembly constituency in Dibrugarh district, Naren Sonowal, has been arrested for allegedly being involved in illegal gambling activities.

Six others have also been caught along with him.

SP (Dibrugarh) Shwetank Mishra said, “The seven persons, one of whom is a former MLA, were caught gambling red-handed on Thursday night.”

They have been booked under sections 14 and 15 of the Assam Game and Betting Act, 1970.

They were produced in court and remanded to judicial custody, he added.

According to the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), Sonowal was one of the richest candidates in the 2021 Assam assembly election with declared assets worth about Rs 33 crore.

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