Assam APSC scam: Top officials grilled by police, Digital forensic tests likely outside state

GUWAHATI: The cash-for-jobs scam is going on full swing as three Assam Civil Service and a top police official was interrogated by the police following allegations that they were appointed in exchange of huge sum of money.

While speaking to newsmen, Assam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay said that the digital evidence seized in the Assam Public Service Commission(APSC) cash-for-jobs scam will be sent to forensic laboratories outside the state for further examination.

While addressing a press conference, Mr Sahay said, “We have seized documentary and digital evidence during the investigation in the APSC case so far. These include answer scripts, mobile phones and computers. If the court permits us, we are thinking of sending some of the digital evidence for forensic testing in better equipped and specialized labs in other parts of the country.”

He further said the police is likely to file at least a partial chargesheet in the case within the prescribed period of 90 days. The DGP informed that five arrests have been made so far, which include since-removed chairman Rakesh Paul and two members, adding that police were on the look out for 2-3 key linkmen. So far, 46 witnesses have been examined and over Rs 40 lakh seized, Mr Sahay added.


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