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4 accused defy Vigilance summons, go into hiding


Arrested director Ranjit Gogoi makes sensational revelations during interrogation

GUWAHATI, Nov 10: Four accused involved in the multi-crore ‘Vision Assam, Mission Assam’ scam, who were summoned by the Chief Minister’s Special Vigilance Cell, refrained from appearing before it on Friday.
The anti-graft cell of the Chief Minister summoned  M/s Brahmaputra Television Network proprietors Rajib Bora and Anjana Bora, M/s Delta Publicity proprietor Dilip Kalita and Pradip Advertising proprietor Apurba Lahkar for their alleged involvement in the Rs 32 crore scam.
Sources said police will now begin search operation to track down the four persons who have reportedly gone into hiding after vigilance sleuths summoned them. 
The CM’s Special Vigilance Cell had filed an FIR at the Special Judges’ Court here on October 21 against the four persons besides DIPR Director Ranjit Gogoi. 
Gogoi was arrested on Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the scam relating to the ‘Vision Assam Mission Assam (VAMA)’ media publicity campaign carried out by the previous Congress government in 2015-16.
The arrested Director is currently in judicial remand.  The Special Judges’ Court had on Thursday sent him to 14-day judicial custody.
Sources said during interrogation, Director Gogoi has made some sensational revelations in connection with the scam. According to sources, Gogoi told sleuths he had “simply followed instructions” of top bureaucrats while implementing the scheme.
Sources further said the Vigilance Cell has gathered some vital information in connection with the scam and more arrests are likely soon.