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Rounak Ali Hazarika's bank details make investigators raise eyebrows

Sleuths of Chief Minister's Special Vigilance Cell (SVC) have grilled two persons for depositing cash in the bank accounts of arrested IPS officer Rounak Ali Hazarika.

Rounak Ali Hazarika

Sentinel Digital Desk

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: Sleuths of Chief Minister's Special Vigilance Cell (SVC) have grilled two persons for depositing cash in the bank accounts of arrested IPS officer Rounak Ali Hazarika, who has been under judicial custody since Saturday for possessing disproportionate assets.

The court of the Special Judge remanded Rounak Ali Hazarika to 14-day judicial custody granting special permission to CM's SVC to interrogate him inside the jail.

The officials of CM's SVC raised eyebrows after knowing the bank details of Rounak Ali Hazarika. There are records of cash deposits from many undisclosed sources.

Sources said that the CM's SVC is likely to summon several others for depositing cash in Hazarika's bank accounts.

Apart from a salary account in the State Bank of India (SBI), the IPS officer and his family members have accounts in Axis Bank, Yes Bank etc. Large amounts got deposited when he got posted in Bongaigaon from 2019-2021. CM's SVC arrested Hazarika on October 5 in connection with a disproportionate assets (DA) case.

Hazarika, who was the DIG of Border Wing of Assam Police, was suspended from his post on July 20 this year for several foreign trips without prior permission from the government.

During the inquiry, it came to light that Hazarika possessed immovable and movable assets that are disproportionate to his known sources of income from 1992 to 2021. Hazarika also incurred expenditure to the tune of Rs 1,74,12,974 as the educational expenditure of his two children to date.

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