The Assam Police on Friday filed a chargesheet before a special court in Guwahati in the Assam Police sub-inspector (SI) exam recruitment scam.
In the course of the investigation, police had seized Rs 6.27 crore in cash, 32 mobile phones, 11 digital video recorder, five laptops and ten vehicles, including a two wheeler.
The chargesheet was submitted in 87 days since the first arrest in the case. The 2621-page chargesheet includes names of former Karimganj SP Kumar Sanjit Krishna, expelled BJP leader Dibon Deka and retired DIG PK Dutta among others.
“87 days from first arrest, Assam CID submits 2621 page chargesheet against 36 accused persons in Sub Inspector Paper leak Case,” tweeted additional director general of police (ADGP) for law and order GP Singh.
The case was registered after a complaint was lodged by Pradeep Kumar, then chairman of the State Level Police Recruitment Board (SLPRB), Assam. He had resigned from the post, taking moral responsibility for the scam.
On September 20, the question paper of the written examination for 597 posts of unarmed sub-inspectors in Assam Police was leaked, and the SLPRB cancelled the test minutes after it had commenced.
Around 66,000 candidates had downloaded their admit cards for appearing in the written tests across 154 centres in all the districts.
After Kumar’s resignation, the government had reconstituted the SLPRB with the state DGP as its chairman, and a fresh examination was held on November 22 and the results were declared on December 12.
Altogether 3,162 candidates have qualified for the next round of tests for the posts.
(With inputs from PTI)