39 Accused In Assam Public Service Commission Scam Sent Notice Once Again

Guwahati: In a major development in the APSC scam, a notice has been sent once again by the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday.

The 39 accused in the scam has been sent the notice again. Previously, the accused were arrested in connection to the APSC scam.

The Biplab Sharma-led commission took charge of sending the notice to all accused involved in the Assam Public Service Commission scam.

The accused that were previously arrested were all gazetted officers.

Dibrugarh Police had arrested the 39 accused earlier who are now out on a bail.

Recently, the organization Fight Against Injustice of APSC had raised questions about the process of recruitment in Assam Police. In this context, the organization had highlighted the case of Sub-Inspector Badri Prasad Baruwati.

Baruwati was working as SI in Government Railway Police (GRP) at the Guwahati Railway Station for the last two years and then he was appointed as the GRP in charge of Kamakhya Railway Station. Baruwati was arrested in June this year in a gold smuggling case. On June 15, police had seized 835 gm gold from two persons in Bharalumukh in Guwahati. During the interrogation of the two accused, Baruwati’s involvement in gold smuggling came to light.

Manas Pratim Barua, the admin of Fight Against Injustice of APSC, said that in 2008, 115 Sub-Inspectors (SI) were recruited in Assam Police. One of them was SI Badri Prasad Baruwati. “There were anomalies in the recruitment process due to which many deserving candidates were deprived. Around 17 people filed a writ petition -WP (C) 4435/2008- in Gauhati High Court against the list of selected candidates that was published. The then IGP (Admin) filed an affidavit in the court on February 14, 2011. Here he admitted that inadvertent mistakes had been made during the preparation list of selected candidates under the reserved category. The IGP had assured the court that the mistakes would be rectified and a corrected list of selected candidates would be brought out by the department,” said Manas Pratim Barua.

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