Six officials arrested in Assam social welfare scam

| Updated: Feb 28, 2017 05:51 IST

Guwahati (Assam) [India], Feb. 28 (ANI): The sleuths of Assam Police Vigilance and Anti Corruption (V&AC) have arrested six officials of social welfare department in connection with a multi crore rupees scam of the department. A top official of V&AC said the officials including two district officers were arrested after the investigating team found vital information of their involvement in the scam during several hour long interrogations. The arrested officials are District officer of Goalpara Hemi Borah, District officer of Kamrup Kishori Dutta, Accounts officer R.S. Bhattacharya, UD assistant Debasish Dey, LD assistant Sajid Hussain and Programme officer Kulen Saikia. The six officials are among the 11 officials, who were interrogated by the V&AC sleuths. The vigilance team had grilled at least 32 officials including three IAS officials into the scam. The V&AC sleuths had arrested an employee of Social Welfare department last year. The investigating team had also seized several dozen files in connection with the multi crore scam. (ANI)