Assam cash-for-job scam: Key accused nabbed, in cop custody

A senior doctor of Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh, who is accused of taking money from candidates by promising jobs in the “railways,” has been arrested and sent to five days’ police remand.
Assam cash-for-job scam: Key accused nabbed, in cop custody
Dr Ajanta Hazarika (File picture)

GUWAHATI

A senior doctor of Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh, who is accused of taking money from candidates by promising jobs in the “railways,” has been arrested and sent to five days’ police remand.

Ajanta Hazarika was absconding for about three weeks after a case was filed against her at Dibrugarh police station under sections 120B/420/409/406/506 of IPC earlier this month.

However, she surrendered before a court in Dibrugarh on December 28.

A court in Dibrugarh has sent Hazarika to five days’ police custody in connection with the case registered at Dibrugarh police station.

Dibrugarh Additional SP (HQ) Padmanav Baruah said, “The accused was absconding for 21 days and had taken refuge in Guwahati. However, she has surrendered before the Dibrugarh CJM court on Monday and will be under police remand for five days. After preliminary investigation, we have gathered enough evidence against her in connection with the case.”

“We had earlier detained her husband, Simanta Jyoti Hazarika, in connection with the case and thereafter summoned her, but she did not come to the police station. Subsequently, our investigation team went to Guwahati and conducted raids there,” Baruah told newsmen.

An FIR was filed at Gabharupathar police outpost (under Dibrugarh police station earlier this month by one Amol Nath alleging that the accused had taken about ₹ 22 lakh from three job aspirants from Dibrugarh “with a promise to provide jobs in the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR).”

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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