'Rs 100 crore scam in candidate selection'
BY Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, May 26: The Assam Public Works today alleged that the results of this year’s Assam Public Services Commission (APSC) examitions are not “believable at all” and many candidates cleared it through unfair means.
APW president Abhijeet Sarma said his organization will move the court seeking a scrutiny of the selection process, including forensic tests of answer scripts. “We do not want to put the results on hold completely because many deserving candidates also go through. But those who cleared it through illegal means should be detected and their selection scrapped,” he said.
The APW also demanded removal of chairman Rakesh Paul and controller of examitions before the APSC mains slated for May 31.
“There is a massive scam in the APSC examitions. Its magnitude is more than Rs 100 crore. There was corruption when Taraprasad Das was APSC chairman, but it has doubled now. If Assam Police conducts a sincere inquiry, the scam can be unearthed easily,” Sarma said.
Sarma made public six telephone numbers– 9401287426, 8259978438, 8761877162, 9854051727, 9435011948 – and said that if police check the call details, they will stumble upon much evidence regarding the corruption in APSC. He also pointed an accusing finger at the APSC chairman’s persol driver Sanjay Saha, owner of a hardware store in Lalganesh and a photostat shop in Ulubari in the city.
The APW president also listed a slew of posers to substantiate his claims that the APSC is riddled with corruption. The posers are:
1. One top level officer’s wife eloped recently, taking away Rs 6 crore in cash from her husband’s residence. How can such huge amounts of cash be lying about in the house of a general state level employee?
2. Recently, Chairman Rakesh Paul went to attend a wedding of a person in Barpeta and after few days, the brother of that person got selected in ACS. Is it coincidence?
3. Paul often used to visit the residence of a person with the surme Saha. The son of that person got selected in ACS.