GUWAHATI, Aug 1: Pallavi Sharma, an APS officer who is an accused in the cash-for-job scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), has got interim bail for 15 days on the condition that she has to attend to her ailing father and Member of Parliament (MP) RP Sharma, not otherwise.
The three cases relating to the cash-for-job scam in the APSC also have taken a twist with public prosecutor Bijan Mahajan withdrawing himself from them.
The bench of Justice Mir Alfaz Ali of the Gauhati High Court granted interim bail of 15 days to the accused APS officer on Wednesday on the condition that she would have to attend to her ailing father and MP RP Sharma. The High Court bench has also set a condition that during the bail period the accused APS officer is not allowed go anywhere not relating her father’s treatment. This apart, she will be escorted by a lady police official. Upon expiry of her bail period, the accused officer will have to surrender before the special judge.
The MP, who has been under treatment at a nursing home in Kolkata, has had one of his kidneys transplanted.
In a significant development on Wednesday, public prosecutor Bijan Mahajan withdrew himself from all the three APSC cases on the ground that because of professional commitments he was unable to give enough time to the cases relating to cash-for-job scam in the APSC.
Meanwhile, Dispur appointed advocate Partha Pratim Baruah as the special public prosecutor in place of Mahajan in the APSC scam case.
On the other, Dispur has dismissed six APS officers, who were accused in the APSC scam, from their services recently.