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No discrimination in investigation: Assam Director General of Police


APSC scam

Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 17: State DGP Kuladhar Saikia has said that there is no discrimination, whatsoever, in the investigation into the cash-for-job scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).

The State police chief has felt the necessity to make such a comment after the investigators, Dibrugarh police, have already summoned 19 more officers of ACS, APS and allied cadres to take samples of their hand writing. The allegations of discrimination are in the air after summonses were issued against the 19 officers by Dibrugarh Police.

The 19 officers are to appear before Dibrugarh police on Wednesday at Special Branch (SB) headquarters at Kahilipara in Guwahati.
Talking to newsmen at a function in Guwahati on Tuesday, the DGP said: “There’s no discrimination in the investigation into the APSC scam. We’re blind to who’s influential and who isn’t. We summon only those officers against whom there’re glaring evidences received from forensic science laboratories.” Police sources said that samples of handwritings of the officers would be sent to the forensic laboratories for their examination. Among the 19 officers, 13 are of ACS cadres, three are APS officials and one each of DTO, superintendent of tax and inspector of tax.