APSC Cash-For-Job Scam: Warning To Another Gazetted Officer In Assam
According to sources, In connection with a case of alleged improper recruitment of applicants through the APSC, action has also been initiated against his family members.
GUWAHATI: On January 2, the Biplab Kumar Sharma Commission sent a notification regarding the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) cash-for-job fraud to another gazetted officer.
The APSC cash-for-job scam has compelled Ganpati Roy, Superintendent of Taxes, to appear before the commission for interrogation within 15 days. Roy is accused of acquiring the position unlawfully. He works in Hagjer Nagar in Haflong.
On December 1 of last year, the commission gave two gazetted officers, DSP Bhanita Nath and Superintendent of Excise Manavi Das, a 15-day notice to appear in court.
It was claimed that DSP Nath and Excise Superintendent Das used unethical methods to get the APS jobs and that DSP Nath gained the APS position through dishonest means. Several pieces of information that the BK Sharma Commission had acquired were used to inform the notices that were delivered to the two officers.
Additionally, according to a statement made by the Enforcement Directorate on December 29, Samedur Rahman, a former board member of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), has had assets worth a total of Rs 4.90 crore attached in accordance with anti-money laundering legislation.
In connection with a case of alleged improper recruitment of applicants through the APSC, action has also been initiated against his family members.
Under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, a provisional order for the attachment of Rahman's properties has been issued (PMLA). According to a statement from the ED, the assets consist of immovable property (residential plots) worth Rs 1.52 crore, insurance policies worth Rs 3.38 crore, and mutual funds worth Rs 3.38 crore.
As part of their scheme to increase marks, Samedur Rahman and "Paul," one of the main suspects in the case, replaced some candidates' original answer booklets with fake or manufactured ones. This allowed them to obtain employment through the APSC instead of paying for it.
The defendants were also accused of "illegal recruitment of candidates on several prominent posts, such as circle officer and assistant commissioner of police, through the test held by the commission."