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Guwahati Central Jail now home for high-profile persons

The Guwahati Central Jail located at Lokhra is now home to high profile persons, besides alleged thieves, dacoits, drug peddlers, rapists and murderers among others.

Guwahati Central Jail

Sentinel Digital Desk

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: The Guwahati Central Jail located at Lokhra is now home to high profile persons, besides alleged thieves, dacoits, drug peddlers, rapists and murderers among others.

According to a source, the 'Pre-Breakfast Counting' on Monday registered 1,692 inmates including 87 females. After 2016, when former APSC (Assam Public Service Commission) Chairman Rakesh Paul was jailed for the infamous cash-for-job scam, a number of very high profile persons are staying in the Central Jail presently.

Since February 2020, the list of such VIPs (Very Important Persons) serving judicial custody in the Jail include former DIG (Deputy Inspector General) Prasanta Kumar Dutta, former SP (Superintendent of Police) Kumar Sanjit Krishna (both named in the Assam Police Sub Inspector-recruitment scam); suspended ACS (Assam Civil Service) officer Saibar Rahman and suspended DIG Raunak Ali Hazarika (both in jail for disproportionate assets cases); and ACS officer Baranya Ranjan Barthakur (for taking bribe).

Legislator of Baghbar Constituency Sherman Ali Ahmed is now in Jail for passing controversial remarks on martyrs. Later, the Chief Minister's Special Vigilance Cell also arrested him in a corruption case.

A few days back, model Rajkanya Barua was jailed in a hit-and-run case in Guwahati.

Also Read: Assam: MLA Sherman Ali Sentenced To Judicial Custody, Will Be Sent To Guwahati Central Jail

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