By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Aug 18: At a time when the State police are often blamed for inaction, timely and prompt action taken by a section of police officials has blown the lid off a question paper leakage racket in the State. Additional Superintendent of Police of the Chandmari Division Ujjal Pratim Baruah, APS, and his team have done a commendable job by busting a question paper leakage racket related to the recruitment exam conducted by the Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB). Sources said the entire investigation process was completed within four days with the arrest of all accused involved in the racket and their modus operandi.
The ASEB had conducted a recruitment process for the posts of bill clerks and meter readers on January 8 this year and there was leakage of question papers of the written examination in the Rangia Electrical Circle.
On getting information about the racket, a case (No. 195/12 u/s 120(B)/406/420/34) was registered at the Chandmari Police Station on May 2.
Sources said police officials of the Chandmari Police Station under the supervision of Ujjal Pratim Baruah had immediately swung into action following the registration of the case and apprehended 3 accused involved in the question paper leakage racket.
Further investigation identified another link with a printing press located at the Hatisila area under Pragjyotishpur Police Station where the question papers were printed and another culprit related to the racket was apprehended on May 5.
The prompt action taken by Baruah and his team was also appreciated by the ASEB Chairman, SC Das, added the sources.
While pointing to the role of the police in a fast changing society, a top police official on the condition of anonymity said, “People want the policemen to be a source of ever-present help in times of trouble and need. To accomplish this objective, police should be people friendly, efficient, honest and impartial. Delay in carrying out prompt investigation is the common allegation leveled against the police. So, the work of Ujjal Pratim Baruah and his team is really commendable. Other police officials should emulate him.”