A team of Dibrugarh police probing in the APSC scam on Friday questioned around two dozen civil and police officers who were alleged to have bribed the commission authority to ensure selection in the combined competition examination in 2014/15.
They include the son of a former Cabinet minister Nilomoni Sen Deka who were questioned on their alleged link with APSC chairman Rakesh Paul whom police arrested last year.
These officers,mostly, were summoned to the special branch headquarters in Kahilipara near Dispur on the basis of the confessional statements of Paul apart from some other sensational evidences suggesting their unfair means to get selected for the state’s top category civil and police jobs.
The police team is learnt to have gathered strong evidence to implicate most of them in view of their answer scripts seized from the APSC strong room in addition to a few others recovered from the house of Paul during a raid.
They were given to write note in blank pages to examine their handwritings which would help the investigators corroborate the revelations. According to sources, the investigators have marked some discrepancies in many answer scripts of the qualifying examination.
People thronged in thousands at the Navagraha cremation ground on Thursday morning to get the last glimpse of famed poet Hiren Bhatta who breathed his last on Wednesday. His body was taken away from Snehtirtha at a procession of thousands of people. As soon as the body was placed at his residence, his fans cutting barriers of caste and creeds paid their last respect to the poet. Hundreds of his fans lined up even at night to pay homage to their Hiru-da. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Nilamoni Sen Deka, Pranati Phukan, Lakshminandan Bora, Rong Bong Terang, Hare Krishna Deka, Pradip Baruah and Kanak Sen Deka, educationists Prof Anil Goswami, Udayaditya Bharali were among those who visited the bereaved family.
GUWAHATI: The Dibrugarh police probing the APSC scam on Tuesday arrested two more officers charging the duo with resorting to unfair means to ensure selection in the civil service examination.
The special operation unit housed in Guwahati arrested Bikash Kumar Pincha, tax superintendent from Dhubri and his Morigaon counterpart Manash Pratim Haloi after interrogating six hours in this connection.
They are expected to be produced before the special court on Wednesday morning seeking them in their demand.
Notably, Pinch is the husband of Nishamoni Deka whom police arrested and sent to the Guwahati Central Jail in the same APSC scam.
Around 20 top hospitals in New Delhi are planning subsidized treatment for the north eastern people living in Delhi and NCR.
Highly placed sources told Assam Times that these super speciality hospitals including Apollo, Fortis, Medanta, Max will soon formally come with the announcement bringing smiles to lakhs of the people hailing from this region.
Those who have been working in private sector, doing business apart from the students and researchers would get direct benefit from the ambitious scheme. The beneficiaries having an identity card or certificate would have to be referred by the competent authority.
“Let us wait for the formal announcement. We are happy with the decision. This was what we have been demanding for the last couple of years,” said a JNU student who hails from Guwahati.
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