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    SI Paper leak scam: Assam Governor suspends Fr Addl. SP (Border) Karimganj Prasanta Dutta

    As per the notification, the police officer has been placed under suspension with effect from June 17, 2021

    Guwahati: Former Additional Superintendent of Police (Border), Karimganj and presently in-charge of the 16th Assam police (IR) Battalion Bormonipur in Morigaon district Prasanta Dutta has been placed under suspension by the Governor of Assam in the sensational SI (UB) Paper leak scam.

    As per the notification, the police officer has been placed under suspension with effect from June 17, 2021.

    The suspension order was based on the recommendation letter from the Director General of Police, Assam against the Dutta whose being found guilty for CID PS case no 21/2020 under section 120B, 409 IPC, R/W section 66B, IT Act, added section 201/204 IPC and section 25(1-B) Arms Act and Section 7 (1) (a)/8/12/13(1)(a)/13(2) of prevention of Corruption Act, 2000 as amended in 2018.

    Dutta was allegedly involved in the leakage and circulation of question paper of the written examination for the post of SI (UB) of police prior to the commencement of the examination scheduled on September 20, 2020, the notification stated.

    Furthermore, Prasanta Dutta has been allowed to draw subsistence allowance as admissible under the provision of F.R. 53(1) (ii) (a) of the FRs and SRs subject to production of the non-employment certificate under sub-rule (2) of F.R.53, the order stated.

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