APSC Cash-for-Job Scam: Judicial Commission Starts Process of Issuing Notices to ACS, APS Officials
The one-man judicial commission on Monday started the process of issuing notices to officers from ACS, APS and other allied services to take their statements for their alleged involvement in the cash-for-job scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).
GUWAHATI: The one-man judicial commission on Monday started the process of issuing notices to officers from ACS, APS, and other allied services to take their statements for their alleged involvement in the cash-for-job scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).
As per the directive of the Gauhati High Court, the Assam Government had formed the judicial commission to inquire into anomalies and malpractices in the conduct of Combined Competitive Examinations, 2013 by the APSC, the results of which were declared on May 12, 2015. The commission has detected anomalies that took place in the CCE, 2013 exams.
The Assam Police have already arrested 59 ACS and APS officers and filed charge sheets against them in the cash-for-job scam. And most of the accused in the case are on bail now.
"The officials (allegedly involved in the scam) who were not arrested by the police, will now have to face the judicial commission. There will be around 21 to 25 officials against whom notices will be served. The officials will be given around 15 days from the day of receiving the notices to appear before the judicial commission and give their statements," a source said.
On other hand, the Court of the Special Judge here has granted permission to the Assam Police's investigating officer into the cash-for-job scam Surjeet Singh Panesar to re-examine the seized answer scripts of the CCE exams 2013.
The lid of APSC's cash for job scam was blown when in October 2016, Dr. Angshumita Gogoi of Namrup in Upper Assam lodged an FIR at Dibrugarh police station stating that accused Naba Kanta Patir contacted her over the telephone and sought Rs 10 lakhs for recruiting her to the post of Dental Surgeon conducted by the APSC in which she appeared.