APSC job scam update: Chairman Rakesh Paul also bribed journalists

GUWAHATI: Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) job scam goes murkier with main accused Rakesh Paul divulging many high profile names including politicians and editors.

Highly placed sources within the police department revealed that,  “While a media baron had allegedly received Rs 10 lakh from Paul, managing editor of another media organisation too was paid Rs 4 lakh in one installment,” adding, “Leaders of several leading organisations also received kickbacks in either cash or kind.”

As per Paul’s statement, the media baron, however, had received the money through one senior management personnel of his organisation. Paul went on to reveal that a Guwahati-based television journalist was also given an APSC job very recently as a reward.

In a bid to silence his opposition, Paul had also reportedly paid Rs 2 lakh to a turncoat leader of a leading non-political organisation. Top police sources said all these suspects are expected to be summoned for questioning anytime soon,

The case diary in question was also placed before the court on Tuesday by Dibrugarh Police.

It is worth mentioning that the bail applications for all the five arrested accused, including Rakesh Paul, Samedur Rahman and Basanta Doley, came up for hearing in a bench of Gauhati High Court consisting of Justice MR Pathak.

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