The Bureau of Investigation Economic Offences (BIEO) arrested five persons from Guwahati on Tuesday on charges of duping the Punjab National Bank (PNB) of more than Rs. 1 crore.

The arrested persons are identified as Banwari Lal Pareek, Amarendra Kalita, Phanidhar Talukdar, Saroj Sarma and Sailen Roy.

They have been sent to three-day police custody. The BIEO registered a case following a complaint by an official of the PNB, Zoo Road branch.

Meanwhile, police believe that employees of the bank might also be involved in the case.


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