Over Rs 5.28 Crore seized, 8 more arrested in Assam police recruiting scam


So far 45 people have been arrested (representation)


More than Rs 5.28 crore in cash was seized and eight other people were arrested for their alleged involvement in an Assam police recruiting scam, bringing the total number of those arrested to 45, said on Saturday. DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta.

Raids have been carried out in several districts in recent days to apprehend the main culprit in the leaked document on police recruitment issues, he told reporters.

“Our primary goal is to find out the person who leaked the newspaper. We are making every effort to do so. So far, we have arrested 45 people in five cases recorded in the scam,” said Mahanta.

Police recovered Rs 3.4 crore in cash from Bongaigaon, Rs 1.7 crore from Barpeta, Rs 3 lakh from Chirang and Rs 15 lakh from another location in the past 24 hours, the DGP said.

Speaking on the progress of the investigation, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Gyanendra Pratap Singh said: “We have been investigating the case for 20 days and are currently investigating how the questions document was disclosed. “

When asked if an Assam police official was involved in the racketeering, Mr Singh said, “Patience is the greatest virtue … We are looking at any other conspiracy.”

CID Inspector General Surendra Kumar said a huge amount of documents and digital evidence was collected during the investigation and the department was trying to prepare fee sheets to file them within the deadline. 90 day time limit.

“We have inducted two more members into the investigation team. We now have three DSPs, three inspectors and several technical experts in the group,” he said.

Retired Assam DIG PK Dutta, one of the main defendants in the leaked police recruitment examination document, was arrested Wednesday and taken into custody for six days.

PK Dutta was on the run with another defendant, expelled BJP leader Diban Deka who was arrested on October 1.

The police had already issued surveillance notices and announced an allocation of Rs 1 lakh each for any information that could lead to their arrest.

The CID has already written to the relevant authority to cancel the licenses of two “Bhargav” hotels owned by PK Dutta, Kumar said.

“We have made very good progress in terms of collecting evidence against the accused. So far, 10 have already made statements to the magistrate,” he added.

The exam to recruit 597 sub-inspectors was canceled on September 20, minutes after it began, as the question paper leaked on social media.

About 66,000 applicants had downloaded their admission cards to sit for written tests at 154 centers across the state.

The chairman of the State Police Recruitment Commission (SLPRB), Pradeep Kumar, resigned on September 27, assuming “moral responsibility” for the leak.

The written exam was postponed to November 22.

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