SI job scam prime accused sent to Assam CID remand
Prime accused in the Assam Police sub-inspector recruitment scam, former Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Prasanta Kumar Dutta was produced in the chief judicial magistrate’s court here on Wednesday and subsequently sent to six days’ custody of CID Assam.
Dutta who was detained at the India-Nepal border on the strength of the LOC (lookout circular) issued by CID Assam on Tuesday, was brought to Guwahati in the wee hours of Wednesday.
According to the protocol, medical check-up and COVID test were done at MMC Hospital here and the former DIG tested negative.
“CID had sought seven-days’ police custody of Dutta but the court permitted for six days only. Dutta had informed the court that he had various ailments, the court directed the investigating officer for his medical check-up at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital,” a government advocate at the CJM court told newsmen.
Another key accused in the scam, Diban Deka was sent to six days of CID custody as ordered by the chief judicial magistrate court in Guwahati on Tuesday.