Assam multi crore scam: Absconding IAS officer arrested in Rs 2250 crore scam

Assam multi crore scam: Absconding IAS officer arrested in Rs 2250 crore scam

Guwahati, January 9, 2017

Assam police has arrested an IAS officer Kumud Kalita in connection with Rs 2250 crore scam in Social Welfare department of the state.

Earlier, Assam police announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh to anyone who can provide information leading to missing IAS officer Kumud Kalita. Kumud Kalita had served as the director of the department.

The IAS officer was suspended on charges of corruption.

Following the directive of Assam CM, the Vigilance and Anti Corruption had registered a case in connection with the multi-crore rupees scam.

On July 28 last, the investigation agency had arrested another IAS officer Dilip Borthakur (former Director of Social Welfare department) in connection with the scam.

The vigilance and anti corruption had already accused 11 persons in the case.

During the investigation it was revealed that an amount of Rs 150 crore was siphoned off every year from the social welfare department of the state for the past 15 years during previous Congress regime.

The investigation also detected nine lakh fake entries of ghost children in the ICDS list.

The IAS officer was chargesheeted in the largescale corruption case, was absconding since February 2017.

This is being seen as a big success by the state police and a feather in the cap of BJP government in a bid to fight against corruption.

Source: India Today


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