Arunachal: APPSC Scam Mastermind Taket Jerang Gets Bail
Because no chargesheet had been submitted within the required 90 days of the case's filing, the court granted him bail.
ITANAGAR: In a case "pertaining to all irregularities perpetrated in the examinations conducted by the APPSC since 2014," bail has been granted to Taket Jerang, the primary suspect in the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission's (APPSC) AE paper leak scandal.
The Gauhati High Court's Itanagar bench approved the bail. Jerang, however, is still in custody because he was charged in connection with the AE document leak scheme. Because no chargesheet had been submitted within the required 90 days of the case's filing, the court granted him bail.
The case is being looked into by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The court stated that the present accused was entitled to default bail under Section 167(2) CRPC because the case's investigating officer had neglected to provide the chargesheet. The CBI was unable to submit a written objection.
" It is clear that the investigating authority has not objected either, despite the fact that it was given time. The CBI may have started looking into the case in early January, but the fact that the accused has been lingering in jail custody for the past 98 days without providing the chargesheet is still true.”, the court stated.
"In light of the foregoing, as well as the provisions of Section 167(2) CrPC and the opinion of the Supreme Court, I find that the present accused is entitled to default bail," the court declared.
Jerang is considered as the mastermind behind the racket. Jerang received the bail on the same day when Tumi Gangkak, was found dead in Poma Village of Arunachal Pradesh. Tumi Gangkak was the suspended APPSC under secretary and assistant controller of examination, and he cass found hanging in a tree.
However, his family members alleged that it is not a case of suicide, but a well planned murder.