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Bora suspended from Congress

Sacked Assam minister Ripun Bora has been suspended from the Congress party after his arrest by the CBI for trying him in connection with a case for allegedly offering bribe to an employee.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2008 22:22 IST

Sacked Assam minister Ripun Bora has been suspended from the Congress party after his arrest by the CBI for trying him in connection with a case for allegedly offering bribe to an employee of the central agency.

"AICC in-charge for Assam M Veerapan Moily has conveyed the suspension of Bora from the party to the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee on Saturday," APCC president Bhubaneswar Kalita told PTI in Guwahati.

Without divulging any further details, the APCC president said the decision (of suspension) had to be taken by the AICC and has now been conveyed to the state unit.

The CBI in New Delhi arrested Bora for allegedly offering a bribe of Rs 10 lakh to a sleuth investigating a murder case against him. Bora is currently in judicial custody.