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APSC cash-for-job scam: Court grants bail to ten accused persons

APSC cash-for-job scam: Court grants bail to ten accused persons

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 31 Aug 2017, 09:06 pm
Guwahati, Aug 31 (IBNS): The Gauhati High Court on Thursday granted bail to ten accused persons including three Assam Civil Service (ACS) officials, who were arrested in connection with the cash-for-job scam of Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).

According to the reports, the court granted bail petitions of the ten accused persons including APSC’s former member Basanta Doley, Samedur Rahman, employee Pabitra Koiborta, Musharaf Hussain, ACS officers Bhaskarjyoti Dev Sharma, Bhaskar Dutta and Amit Sharma, Engineer Nabakanta Patir after the Assam police failed to submit charge sheet against them.

The court asked police to re-arrest them in a fresh case in connection with the cash-for-job scam.

Earlier, the Dibrugarh police had arrested all ten persons in connection with the cace.

Earlier, the Supreme court had granted bail to APSC’s sacked chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul in the case number 936/2016 on August 16 last, but the Assam police had re-arrested him on August 17 in a fresh case, ostensibly to prevent his release from jail on bail.

Police had arrested Rakesh Kumar Paul and an employee of APSC Musharraf Hussain, who was also known a close aid of Rakesh Kumar Paul in the case number 159/2017 registered at Bhangagarh police station in Guwahati under sections 120(b) (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating) and 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) of the IPC and Sections 13(1)(a)(d)(iii) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

On the other hand, the Gauhati High court on Thursday sent Rakesh Paul to 14-day judicial custody after he was produced before the court.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)