21 arrested in APSC cash-for-job scam so far: DGP

ANI | Updated: Nov 11, 2017 23:26 IST

Guwahati (Assam) [India], November 11 (ANI): Assam Director General Of Police (DGP) Mukesh Sahay said here on Saturday that 21 people were arrested so far in connection with the cash-for-job scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).

The DGP told ANI, "Police have arrested 21 people in connection with the cash-for-job scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) and are on the lookout for four more civil services officials allegedly involved in it."

Police had earlier identified 25 officers of the 2015 batch who had bribed APSC officials to get jobs through doctored answer scripts.

Of the 25 officials, 13 are in Assam Civil Services, seven in Assam Police Services and the rest are in allied civil services.

On November 8, police arrested 16 civil services officials in this regard.

Former APSC chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul was arrested on November 4 last year after the arrest of its two members -- Samedur Rahman and Basanta Kumar Doley.

Meanwhile, APSC Assistant Controller of Examinations Pabitra Kaibarta was nabbed later. (ANI)

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