GUWAHATI: The CID (Criminal Investigation Department) is getting ready to zero in on all the "agents" who acted as middlemen between the mastermind and some of the candidates in the SI (Sub Inspector-unarmed) recruitment scam in Assam. The list is quite a long one, informed sources.
On the other hand, former SP (Superintendent of Police) of Karimganj Kumar Sanjit Krishna is yet to open his mouth before the investigating agency. It has been learnt that the IO (Investigating Officer) concerned has not been able to properly carry out the questioning process as the SP has been constantly weeping. However, Krishna reportedly stated that if he is lodged at the Guwahati Central Jail, there are threats to his life as many hardcore criminals apprehended by him are presently lodged in the Jail.
On Friday, the CJM Court, Guwahati, had remanded the Police official to five-day CID custody. He was transferred as SP of FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Officer), Barpeta just a few days back.
During the day, the CJM Court remaned Debraj Das — an NFR employee and another accused in the scam — to three-day CID custody. During raids at his house on October 10, the Barpeta Police seized cash amounting to Rs 1, 83, 55, 740. On October 16, the CID further seized Rs 46 lakh and 920 gm of gold worth Rs 38.66 lakh from Tulika Barman's locker in the Bank of Baroda, Barpeta. Tulika Barman is the wife of Debraj Das.
The CJM Court also granted the CID custody of another key accused — Rupam Das, for three more days. Rupam already completed five-day custody with the CID on Saturday. On the other hand, the Court sent two other accused — Manjit Bora and Pradip Mazumdar — to judicial custody.
Till date, the CID has arrested 22 accused persons including high-level Police officials in this case.