Final Charge-Sheet Submitted In APSC Cash-For-Job Scam Case

Final Charge-Sheet Submitted In APSC Cash-For-Job Scam Case

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Guwahati, June 14, 2019:

Dibrugarh Police on Thursday submitted the last charge-sheet of the cash-for-job scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) case in the court.

The investigation lasted for more than two and a half years. The investigation team was led by Surjeet Singh Panesar.

Earlier, the police had submitted ten charge-sheet in the court in the infamous cash-for-job scam case.

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Panesar who is the investigation officer of the case has informed that the team has completed the investigation. The police arrested 70 people in relation to the case including the prime accused APSC chairman Rakesh Paul. Whereas, four accused are still absconding. Among these 70 people, seven ACS and APS official who are accused in the case.

On the other hand, the Gauhati High Court (GHC) has rejected the bail plea of Rakesh Paul in a case registered in the Bhangagarh Police Station.

It may be mentioned that one of the prime accused, Rakesh Gupta has been granted bail by a special court, on Tuesday. Gupta was absconding for more than one-and-half year since an investigating team of Assam Police started arresting several serving ACS and APS officials for bribing the former APSC chairman Rakesh Paul. Gupta surrendered before the Special Court on April 11. He was appointed as a Deputy Superintendent of Police.

The APSC scam includes many ‘big fish’. The then APSC chairman Rakesh Paul was arrested in November 2016, after a job aspirant lodged a complaint in Dibrugarh police station saying that Nabakanta Patir, an engineer, had offered her a government job through the APSC if she pays a bribe. Her complaint first led to the arrest of Patir and thereafter the then APSC chairman Rakesh Paul and other APSC members. Altogether 74 people have been arrested in connection with the case.

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