More arrests likely in APSC scam : Assam Police

The three arrests were followed by the arrest of the Assistant Controller of Examinations of APSC Pabitra Kaibarta.

Published: 08th December 2016 07:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2016 07:54 PM   |  A+A-


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GUWAHATI: Assam Police today said more arrests are likely in the cash-for-job scam in APSC and it is hopeful of filing the charge sheet within next two months.
"The investigation is going on. There are more arrests likely in the case," Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay told a press conference here.
The police are currently looking for three persons, who are absconding, for their involvement in the corruption in Assam Public Service Commission, he added.
"Apart from them, four candidates, who have been posted by APSC, are also under our scanner. We have recovered large numbers of answer scripts and tabulation sheets from the private press of Rakesh Kumar Paul's brother," Sahay said.
He, however, said no appointments has been made after the scam came to light.
APSC's former Chairman Paul was arrested on November 4, with two members Samedur Rahman and Basanta Kumar Doley arrested subsequently.
The three arrests were followed by the arrest of the Assistant Controller of Examinations of APSC Pabitra Kaibarta.
Talking about the progress of the investigation, Sahay informed that police is working on the right direction at a proper pace.
"We are trying to file the charge sheet within 90 days of the arrest. This has a legal advantage. I'm hopeful about that," he added.
When asked if names of politicians or ministers surfaced during the course of the investigation, the top cop replied in negative.
Sahay also informed that so far Rs 50 lakh cash have been seized from Paul along with identification of some "benami" properties of him.


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