A former journalist arrests for collects lakhs of rupees from many people.

Journalist arrestedGuwahati: A former journalist was arrested in the city for allegedly collects lakhs of rupees from various people on the cause of providing them jobs in public sector undertaking Oil India Ltd.

Monikuntol Saikia, who had earlier worked in many dialect newspapers and TV channels, was arrested yesterday based on a FIR filed by one person, police said today.

The complainant had filed the FIR alleging that Saikia had taken money from him and assured to facilitate a job in exchange.

Saikia is also alleged to have fool several other people with false promises of providing jobs.

He had left journalism some years back and was now busy in private business.

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