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    Assam Police Job Scam: Anti Corruption wing to scan disproportionate assets of PK Dutta

    GUWAHATI: The Assam police on Saturday said that the disproportionate assets accumulated by recently retired Deputy Inspector General of Police PK Dutta will be examined by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption, Assam based on evidence.

    Assam’s Additional Director General of Police (Law & Order) Gyanendra Pratap Singh said, “We will register a case at the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption to examine the disproportionate assets of PK Dutta most of which were accumulated during his service period. We have also requested the superintendent of police of the respective districts to furnish the shreds of evidence of properties owned by accused PK Dutta.”

    Notably, the Assam police arrested one Joydeep Baruah from Tinsukia district, while three others were arrested from Nalbari district on Saturday in connection with the Assam Police job scam. Joydeep Baruah was was said to be a close aide of primary accused PK Dutta.

    Two primary accused – PK Dutta and Diban Deka, a senior leader of the ruling BJP party, are yet to come under the police’s net.

    Till Saturday, the Assam police have arrested more than 10 accused from various places of the state in connection with the scam. “The investigating agency has collected sufficient circumstantial evidence. The pieces of evidence will lead to more arrests in the days to come,” Singh added.

    The already cancelled examination, conducted on September 20 for recruiting 597 posts of Sub-Inspectors of the Assam Police, was conducted by the State Level Police Recruitment Board (SLPRB) in which 66,000 candidates appeared for.


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