The APSC was embroiled in a cash-for-job scam being investigated by Assam Police, which arrested nearly 70 people, including its former Chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul and 57 civil services officials since 2016.
cash for job scam
Victor Das (coaching institute tutor) was arrested by Assam police for allegedly spreading rumours regarding the recruitment process for Grade-III and Grade-IV posts under the state government
The police also nabbed a journalist (Kalaigaon Correspondent) namely Pinku Baruah of a private satellite channel based in Guwahati
On Tuesday, police arrested one more fraudster identified as Ranjan Bhuyan from Mariani in Jorhat district for allegedly duping candidates in the pretext of providing them jobs.
Mastermind Rafiqul Hussain and one more culprit are currently absconding
Earlier, Assam cabinet gave its nod to setting up a five-member committee to study the Justice B K Sharma Commission report on the irregularities in CCE 2013
With regard to irregularities of CCE 2014 examination, a separate Commission of enquiry will be set up under a retired high court judge
The matter came to light after a victim filed a complaint to the DGP, Assam Police, against the two scammers.