Assam Police paper leak scam: Five-day police custody for Kumar Sanjit Krishna
A local court on Friday remanded Kumar Sanjit Krishna, an SP to five days in police custody in connection with the paper leak scam.
The CID arrested the Assam Police Service (ASP) officer, who is the brother of the state chief secretary, on Thursday night after a marathon interrogation.
Krishna was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup Metro, Devashish Hazarika, who remanded him to five days’ police custody.
The court also extended the police custody of Suraj Sarma and Rubul Hazarika for five more days.
On September 20, the question paper of the written examination for 597 posts of unarmed sub-inspectors in Assam Police got leaked, the State Level Police Recruitment Board cancelled the test minutes after it had begun across the state.
Multiple agencies of the Assam Police have arrested 51 people, including retired DIG Prasanta Kumar Dutta and BJP leader Diban Deka.
The scam has rocked the state, providing ammunition to the opposition months before the Assembly election, which is likely to be held in March-April next year.