Assam SI recruitment scam: Cops recover Rs 5.36 cr in three districts
As part of the on-going investigation into the Assam Police sub-inspector recruitment scam, police have, during a marathon operation on Saturday, seized Rs 5.36 crore in a single day from three districts in western Assam.
Police arrested two persons in this connection.
Police sources said that in one of the raids conducted at the residence of one Tarini Banikya of Barigaon in Bongaigaon district, several bundles of currency notes amounting to Rs 3, 33, 36400 was found, reportedly hidden inside a steel almirah, and seized.
In a similar crackdown launched at the house of Devraj Das, chief loco inspector (mechanical department), Gandhi Nagar in Barpeta, cash amounting to Rs 1, 85,05740 was recovered and seized. Das is presently posted in New Bongaigaon.
During the raids in two other houses, cash amounting to Rs 15, 46,500 was recovered from the house of one Pradip Mazumdar in Bongaigaon while Rs 3 lakh was seized from the residence of one Sultan Ali Ahmed in Chirang.
“An amount of Rs 5,36,88,640 was recovered in searches at Bongaigaon, Barpeta and Chirang district. The money is suspected to be connected to the CID Case No 21/2020 (SI recruitment case)," Additional Director General of Police (DGP) GP Singh informed.
Addressing newsmen here, Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta informed that the CID of Assam Police and Crime Branch of Guwahati City Police have altogether registered five cases in connection with the recruitment scam and have so far arrested 45 persons, including two key accused.
“These arrests have been made by the CID, Crime Branch, Nalbari police, Lakhimpur police and Karbi Anglong police. We are not going to look into any rank or status. All those who are proven guilty will be taken to task,” Mahanta said.