By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Sept 28: In keeping with directions of the Gauhati High Court, the Assam government has appointed Mukul Saikia as the new superintendent of police (law, vigilance and anti-corruption), more than a year when he was transferred from the post after he submitted a report to the government on the alleged "disproportiote assets" of APSC chairman Rakesh Paul.
APS officer Saikia was posted as Commandant of 8th Assam Police Battalion in April, 2014. The police officer was today present in person before the Division Bench of Chief Justice (acting) K Shreedhar Rao and Justice PK Saikia. He was directed to file an affidavit giving in detail the disproportiote assets acquired by Rakesh Paul which is to "his information and knowledge". Meanwhile, the division bench has deferred to October 5 its hearing of the PILs filed by Akhil Gogoi and others, alleging large scale anomalies in conducting the State civil services examition.
One aspect of the PIL deals with the disproportiote assets acquired by Rakesh Paul as Chairman of APSC. In this regard, the petitioners had placed their reliance upon a letter written by Mukul Saikia, the then Superintendent of Police, Law Vigilance and Anti-Corruption to the Director General of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption.