Guwahati: In a major development in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) cash-for-job scam, nineteen accused officers arrested today by the Dibrugarh Police. The arrests were made following a thorough investigation of their handwriting was done by the Special Branch of Assam Police.
The arrested officers included, 13 Assam Civil Service (ACS) officials, three Assam Police Service (APS) officials, one District Transport official (DTO) and a tax inspector, were earlier summoned by the Dibrugarh Police to put their signatures for a specimen test.
The arrested officials have been identified as Pallavi Sharmah (APS), Suranjita Hazarika (DTO), Utpal Bhuyan (ACS), Barnali Das (ACS), Susovan Das (ACS), Dhruvojyoti Chakraborty (ACS), Manzoor Ilahi Laskar (ACS), Moon Mazoomdar (ACS), Mustafa Ahmed Borbhuyan (ACS), Saibur Rahman Borbhuyan (ACS), Monika Teronpi (ACS), Ganesh Chandra Das (ACS), Srabanti Sen Gupta (ACS), Deepsikha Phukan (ACS), Leena Krishna Kakati (ACS), Gulshan Daolagpu (APS), Bhargav Phukan (APS) and Nipon Kumar Pathak (Tax Inspector).
As per police sources, the arrested officers will be produced at the Special Court in Guwahati from where they will be remanded to judicial custody.
It may be mentioned that, 65 tainted officials have been arrested so far including the prime accused Rakesh Paul.