The scam pertains to a combined competitive examination conducted by the APSC in 2013. In its final report, the SIT named 34 officers as suspects.
The accused, Siddhartha Buragohain, was serving as the Superintendent of Police of Bajali when the alleged attempt to extort a businessman from the western Assam district was made.
Gohain was upset over the delimitation of the Nagaon constituency that sent him to Parliament four times. He felt it would now be difficult for BJP to win from the seat.