BJP MP RP Sharma's daughter among 19 summoned in Assam cash-for-jobs scam

The officers allegedly accepted huge bribes over several years for selecting the candidates.

Published: 15th July 2018 11:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2018 11:57 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

GUWAHATI: The daughter of BJP's Lok Sabha MP RP Sharma is among 19 government officials issued summons on Sunday by the Assam Police in the multi-crore scam involving certain top officials of the Assam Public Service Commission, which holds the two-stage examination for selecting candidates for plum state jobs. The officers allegedly accepted huge bribes over several years for selecting the candidates.

The Dibrugarh police, which is probing the case, has asked these officials to appear at the Special Branch Headquarters in Kahilipara area here on July 18 to give their handwriting samples for forensic tests.

These 19 include 13 officials of Assam Civil Service Officers, three of Assam Police Service and three of allied services. "Police officer Pallabi Sharma is the daughter of Bharatiya Janata Party's Lok Sabha MP from Tezpur, RP Sharma," said a senior official on the probe team. 

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