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Assam: Two APS officers summoned by CID in APSC cash-for-job scam

Assam: Two APS officers summoned by CID in APSC cash-for-job scam

Faruk Ahmed and Ashima Kalita, two Assam Police Service (APS) officers have been summoned by the Assam Police’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) for questioning in the ongoing APSC cash-for-job scam.

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Faruk Ahmed and Ashima Kalita, two Assam Police Service (APS) officers have been summoned by the Assam Police’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) for questioning in the ongoing APSC cash for job scam investigation. 

The duo have been asked to appear before the CID headquarters in Guwahati today. 

Earlier, on Monday, ADCP Sukanya Das, an APS officer, was arrested by the police. 

Earlier, 21 civil servant officers were suspended in connection with the infamous APSC cash-for-jobs scam as per an order passed by the Government of Assam. 

Out of 21 suspended officers, 11 are from the Assam Police Service (APS), four are Assam Civil Service (ASC) officers, one Excise Inspector, one ARCS officer and three Assistant Employment Officers. 

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The ongoing investigation into criminal offences related to the APSC cash-for-job scam has revealed that these officers benefited from irregularities by illegally increasing their marks, which allowed them to be recommended for appointment. 

Based on the report of former Justice Biplab Kumar Sharma, all 21 have been suspended from their jobs. 

The suspended officers are now being interrogated by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Assam Police investigating the matter.

The scam has seen the involvement of various high-ranking officials, including two Gazetted Officers who have been summoned to appear before the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). 

The Assam Police Service (APS) is part of the state's bureaucracy, and the officers involved in this scam are facing serious allegations that undermine the integrity of public service.
 

Edited By: Atiqul Habib
Published On: Dec 07, 2023