Over Rs 5.28 Crore Seized, 8 More Arrested In Assam Police Recruitment Scam

Whole 45 folks have been arrested to this point (Representational)

Guwahati:

Over Rs 5.28 crore in money was seized and eight extra folks have been arrested for his or her alleged involvement in Assam Police recruitment rip-off, taking the whole variety of these arrested to 45, DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta mentioned on Saturday.

Raids have been carried out in a number of districts in the previous couple of days to apprehend the principle wrongdoer within the police recruitment query paper leak, he advised reporters.

“Our prime goal is to seek out out the one that leaked the paper. we’re leaving no stone unturned for attaining it. Thus far, we now have arrested 45 folks in 5 circumstances registered within the rip-off,” Mr Mahanta mentioned.

Police recovered Rs 3.four crore in money from Bongaigaon, Rs 1.7 crore from Barpeta, Rs Three lakh from Chirang and Rs 15 lakh from one other place within the final 24 hours, the DGP mentioned.

Talking concerning the progress of the investigation, Further Director Basic of Police (Regulation and Order) Gyanendra Pratap Singh mentioned, “Now we have been probing the case for the final 20 days and are actually investigating how the query paper was leaked.”

Requested if any serving official from the Assam Police is concerned within the racket, Mr Singh mentioned, “Endurance is the largest advantage… We’re some other conspiracy.”

CID Inspector Basic Surendra Kumar mentioned an enormous quantity of paperwork and digital proof have been collected throughout the investigation, and the division is attempting to arrange chargesheets for submitting it throughout the stipulated interval of 90 days.

“Now we have inducted two extra members within the investigation group. We now have three DSPs, three inspectors and a number of other technical consultants within the group,” he mentioned.

Retired Assam DIG PK Dutta, a first-rate accused within the police recruitment examination paper leak, was arrested on Wednesday and remanded to police custody for six days.

PK Dutta was on the run together with one other accused, the expelled BJP chief Diban Deka who was apprehended on October 1.

Police had earlier issued lookout notices and introduced an award of Rs 1 lakh every for any data which might result in their arrest.

The CID has already written to the competent authority to cancel the licences of two “Bhargav” accommodations owned by PK Dutta, Mr Kumar mentioned.

“Now we have made excellent progress when it comes to accumulating proof towards the accused. Thus far, 10 have already given statements in entrance of the Justice of the Peace,” he added.

Examination to recruit 597 sub-inspectors was cancelled on September 20, minutes after it started, because the query paper was discovered to have been leaked on social media.

Round 66,000 candidates had downloaded their admit playing cards for showing within the written checks throughout 154 centres throughout the state.

The State Stage Police Recruitment Board (SLPRB) chairman Pradeep Kumar subsequently resigned on September 27 taking “ethical duty” for the leak.

The written examination has been rescheduled on November 22.

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