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SI Recruitment-Scam probe: SP Kumar Sanjit Krishna arrested

The CID (Criminal Investigation Department) arrested SP (Superintendent of Police) of FRRO

SP Kumar Sanjit Krishna

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Oct 2020 2:25 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: The CID (Criminal Investigation Department) arrested SP (Superintendent of Police) of FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Officer), Barpeta, Kumar Sanjit Krishna on Thursday night. He will be produced before the Court on Friday.

Kumar Sanjit Krishna is one of the alleged "prime sources" in the recent question paper-leak scam connected with the recruitment of 597 SI (Sub Inspector-unarmed).

Earlier during the day, ADGP (Additional Director General of Police-Law & Order) GP Singh grilled the SP after the Police official had surrendered at the office of DGP (Director General of Police) in Ulubari here. Later, the CID detained the SP and took him to their nearby office where they too grilled him.

Police source further said, "On Wednesday, Kumar Sanjit Krishna did not respond to the second summons issued by the CID. He switched off his mobile phone during the day. Even during the search operation carried out by the CID at the SP's house at Kacharibasti in the larger Ulubari area, they did not find him there. So, all police stations were alerted on Wednesday night. Probably, finding no way out the SP reported at the DGP's office today."

The CID intensified its investigation into the role of Kumar Sanjit Krishna after his name was mentioned by Rubul Hazarika (already arrested) during his questioning. Rubul is one of the shareholders of the scam-tainted Bongaigaon-based Akshay Tele Communication (ATC) — one of the firms given responsibility to conduct the written examination.

Police source further revealed, "Rubul Hazarika along with Diban Deka (another mastermind in the scam) met the then Karimganj SP, Kumar Sanjit Krishna in his quarter there on September 18 — two days before the examination was slated. At that time, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP-Border), Karimganj, Prasanta Kumar Dutta was also present. Both Hazarika and Dutta took photographs of the question paper in their respective mobile phones. Dutta sent photograph of the question paper via his mobile phone to the main mastermind — former DIG (Deputy Inspector General) of Assam Police, Prasanta Kumar Dutta. Rubul and Diban returned to Guwahati on September 19."

Diban Deka and ex-DIG PK Dutta are in judicial custody now.

The source also said, "As Diban and ex-DIG PK Dutta were having issues over the sharing of commission, Diban exposed the scam through another linkman (yet to be arrested) Gautam Mech. It was Mech who sent the photograph of the leaked question paper to former Chairman of SLPRB (State Level Police Recruitment Board) Pradip Kumar on the day of the examination."

Meanwhile, Akshay Chand Baid alias Akhiya Chand — the owner of ATC, has been shifted to another city-based hospital on Thursday.

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