GUWAHATI: Opposition Congress in Assam dared the state government to initiate an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or a judicial probe by sitting judge of Gauhati high court in the Assam Police’s sub-inspector (SI) recruitment paper leak scam.
On Wednesday too, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president and MP Ripun Bora mocked the chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal led state government and termed it a double standard.
He said, “The slogan of zero-tolerance against corruption by the state government is nothing but a farce. Despite the Congress has been demanding an inquiry on the SI exam by the sitting judge of the high court, why the BJP is trying to save their leaders, who’re the main accused of paper leak.”
On Tuesday too, raising the issue during ‘Question Hour’, Leader of Opposition, Debabrata Saikia alleged that the ongoing CID inquiry into the SI recruitment scam has let go of several top guns of the government and BJP leaders.
“Though there was prima facie evidence of involvement of several top BJP leaders, the charge sheet did not mention anything about them,” he alleged.
Recently, CID filed the charge sheet and named 36 accused persons in the case. In the 2621 pages long charge sheet filed before the Special Judge under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Information Technology Act, Arms Act, Assam Police Act and Prevention of Corruption Act of1988.
“In addition to this, the case diary of the case runs into 1217 pages. At least 183 witnesses have been named as Prosecution Witnesses (PW). The statement of 32 witnesses has been recorded by Probe Judicial Magistrate u/s 164 Cr. P.C whereas confessional statements of five of the arrested accused persons have been recorded by Judicial Magistrate u/s 164 Cr. P.C,” CID sources said.