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Assam Police Issues Look-Out Notice For Ex-Cop, BJP Leader In Exam Scam

Diban Deka, believed to be a BJP chief, is on the run in reference to an examination paper rip-off

Guwahati:

Assam Police has issued a lookout discover in opposition to Diban Deka, believed to be a pacesetter of the ruling BJP, and a former Deputy Inspector General, PK Dutta, in reference to the leak of a query paper for a police recruitment examination.

The examination was scheduled to be held on September 20 however was cancelled minutes after it started, when it was realised that the paper had been leaked on social media.

Around 20 individuals have been arrested thus far however Deka and PK Dutta, whom the police have mentioned are the primary accused, stay at giant. Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta has introduced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for data on the situation of the 2.

The police performed raids at varied properties belonging to PK Dutta, together with a residence in Guwahati’s Hengrabari neighbourhood and the Bhargab Grand Hotel within the Betkuchi space.

“We have found five money receipts to applicants, English and Assamese-language advertisements for the exams and training sessions, and 445 blank admission forms. We also found Rs 5.45 lakh of unaccounted cash from one of the hotels,” Surendra Kumar, IGP Assam (CID), advised reporters throughout a press convention at Police HQ right this moment.

Mr Kumar mentioned the raids additionally discovered that individuals registered to take the examination checked in to the resort on September 19 (a day earlier than the examination) and checked out at 7 AM the next day (the day of the examination).

In addition, a pistol and 40 rounds of ammunition had been additionally recovered; PK Dutta does have a gun license nevertheless it expired in March.

Mr Kumar additional mentioned {that a} “disproportionate” quantity of property and cash had been amassed by PK Dutta and that the cops had been working with earnings tax officers to analyze the matter.

BJP chief Diban Deka, who was as soon as concerned within the multi-crore Saradha chit fund rip-off that’s being investigated by the CBI, was earlier noticed in Guwahati’s Ganeshguri space. He was seen on CCTV cameras at a mock take a look at for round 50 candidates.

“We have retrieved CCTV footage from the lodge. Staff have already been arrested,” GP Singh, the ADGP (Law and Order), mentioned, including that six had been arrested by the Crime Branch of the Guwahati Police in reference to this case.

Deka, who has recognized himself as a nationwide govt member of the BJP’s Kisan Morcha on Facebook, mentioned final week that he had uncovered the examination paper leak and tried to alert the authorities however had “left Assam” as a result of he may be “killed” by among the “big and corrupt officials” of Assam Police who’re concerned within the rip-off.

So far a complete of 19 have been arrested – 4 by cops from Lower Assam’s Nalbari district and the remainder Guwahati Police’s Crime Branch and the Assam CID.

The probe by the Assam CID (Crime Investigation Department), together with Guwahati Police’s Crime Branch and district law enforcement officials, was initiated after the qualifying exams for round 600 Sub Inspector positions – for which 60,000 had utilized – was cancelled due to the leaked paper.

Pradeep Kumar, Chairman of the State Level Police Recruitment Board (SLPB) – which was accountable for final week’s examination – has mentioned that when he registered the case with the CID each Deka and one other particular person accompanied him.

When requested why Deka was not arrested then, the police mentioned that at the moment they had been unaware of his involvement.

“His name was not in the FIR. Later it came up that he is also one accused. One thing is assured – Diban Deka will be arrested, today or tomorrow. All involved will be arrested… no one can escape,” GP Singh mentioned.

Meanwhile, a kind of arrested – Kuldeep Rajbongshi – can also be believed to have a detailed connection to the ruling BJP; over the previous few days photographs of him with senior get together figures have been broadly circulated on-line.

Pradeep Kumar resigned from his submit on Sunday after taking ethical accountability for the leak. The exams have been rescheduled for October 25 and Assam Police HQ will oversee its conduct.

Meanwhile, with a view to make sure transparency for future recruitments to Sub Inspector posts, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reconstituted the SLPB board on Monday, Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta has been appointed as the brand new Chairman and the board has been directed to finish the exams for this yr by November 20.

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