Assam CID nabs one more person in SI job scam case; seizes Rs 24.88 lakh cash
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam Police arrested one more person in connection with the sub-inspector recruitment scam and recovered Rs 24.88 lakh in cash from his possession on Wednesday evening.
A CID team raided the rented house of Jaydip Borooah in Nabagiri Path under Chandmari Police Station and arrested him.
“Borooah was produced before the court, which allowed a police remand of five days. He was, however, admitted to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital as he had tested COVID positive after his arrest,” Assam Police informed in a statement.
Barooah was an employee of former Deputy Inspector General of Police, P.K. Dutta, a prime accused in the case who has been arrested.
“Based on his confession and as led by him, CID recovered cash amounting Rs 24, 88,300 that was kept in a bag, in the presence of the executive magistrate and independent witnesses. The entire process of search and seizure was video graphed,” police informed.
“The recovered money was collected by the arrested accused P.K. Dutta from candidates and he had handed over the bag containing the cash to Jaydeep Borooah with an instruction to conceal it,” the police statement added.
The CID has so far arrested over 20 persons in connection with the case.
Cash over Rs 5.5 crore has already been seized during raids conducted in various locations of the state.
The key accused, former DIG, Dutta and Diban Deka have been forwarded to judicial custody after completion of six days’ police remand.
According to reports, the state Home Department has given its consent to the CID to start proceedings for the arrest of Superintendent of Police Kumar Sanjit Krishna and Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Karimganj, Prasanta Dutta. Both are wanted in connection with the SI recruitment case.