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Assam: Gauhati High Court Grants Absolute Bail To Victor Das

The high court's single judge bench, that heard the matter, did not find anything that suggested misuse of liberty by Victor Das during the time he was out on interim bail.

Assam: Gauhati High Court Grants Absolute Bail To Victor Das

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: The Gauhati High Court has granted absolute bail to Victor Das, who blew the lid off an alleged direct recruitment scam.

Victor Das had earlier been granted an interim bail by the Gauhati High Court that was in force till September 29.

The high court's single judge bench that heard the matter did not find anything that suggested misuse of liberty by Victor Das during the time period he was out on interim bail.

"This court is of the view that in the interest of the investigation, custodial detention of the accused applicant is unwarranted and, therefore, this court is inclined to make the interim bail granted absolute on the same terms and conditions," the Gauhati High Court bench said.

Assam police had arrested Victor Das on September 9, on the charge of spreading false rumours about a 'scam' in the direct examination recruitment process to fill up over 26,000 Grade III and IV vacant posts in different departments.

Das took to social media to claim that a section of people were demanding Rs 3-8 lakh for appointment in the posts, even alleging that some ex- MLAs were also involved in the alleged scam.

After his arrest by the Assam Police, Victor Das was booked under sections 120B, 153, 153A, 384 and 505 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

He was accused of "spreading rumours and indulging in a conspiracy to foment discord between various sections of society over selection to government posts."

The police has also raided Das' house in Hajo and relatives later claimed that the police seized a laptop.

Subsequently, a few of his students were also interrogated by the police. The questioned students later claimed that they had supplied the police with the phone numbers of the alleged 'brokers' and also chat message records. However, the police did not confirm their statements.

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