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Assam: Former ADC Saibur Rahman Granted Bail

Retired Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Saibur Rahman was released on bail. He was arrested in August on grounds of possessing a substantial wealth worth over Rs. 100 crore.

Assam: Former ADC Saibur Rahman Granted Bail

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Nov 2021 9:14 AM GMT

On Tuesday, retired Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Saibur Rahman was released on bail. The CM Vigilance Cell arrested him in August on grounds of possessing a substantial wealth worth over Rs. 100 crore.

The CM Vigilance Cell neglected to file the charge - sheet even after 90 days, hence Rahman was given bail. The criminal complaint was finished on Monday after the CM Vigilance Cell was allowed 90 days to submit it.

Saibar Rahman was being probed by police on suspicion of misappropriating assets, according to police.

A petition was lodged against Rahman, alleging that he obtained the massive properties through unlawful and fraudulent ways while serving as extra deputy commissioner in Dhubri. Incidentally, Rahman is connected to AIUDF head MP Badaruddind Ajmal, and Rahman's second wife, Minakshi Rahman, ran for the AIUDF in the Sarukhetri electorate in the Barpeta district in the recent assembly election, which took place in March-April this year.

According to the vigilance cell's SP, government servant Rahman has 89 landed properties worth around 100 crores in his or his two wives' names. He also had transportable and immovable assets worth over Rs 6.38 crore, according to the police.

As per his tax return filing, more than 90% of these assets are inadequate to his known sources of income, which total barely Rs 6 crore. In Vigilance Police Station, a case 01/2021 U/S 420/406/409 IPC R/W Sec 13(1)(b)/2(c) of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment Act) 2018 was filed against him.

However, Rosy Kalita, SP of the CM Vigilance Cell, stated that they have been not late in presenting the charge - sheet. The vigilance cell filed the 92-page charge - sheet on Tuesday (November 23), which the court deemed late because the 90-day timeframe had ended on Monday.

The 90-day period has not yet expired, according to Rosy Kalita, because Rahman was detained on August 24. After receiving a report accusing Saibur Rahman of amassing excessive assets through unlawful and fraudulent ways, the CM vigilance unit launched an investigation. The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2018 was used to charge him.

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