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SI Scam: RS. 5.36 crore seized in 3 district of Assam in Single Day

SI Scam: The criminal investigation department (CID) on Saturday recovered Rs. 5,36,88,640 in cash from multiple locations in Bongaigaon, Barpeta and Chirang districts. 

Assam’s Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta the same day announced that a total of 5 arrests have been made so far in connection with the SI recruitment scam.

The arrests includes the two main accused — DIG (retd) PK Dutta, and former BJP leader Diban Deka.

Mahanta further added that Assam police have arrested 45 more others in connection with the question paper leak scam.

“Our investigation is going on and 45 persons have been arrested and five cases registered. A large number of documents, digital evidence have been seized,” the Assam DGP said.

Reportedly, two Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) employees—identified as Rupam Das and Debaraj Das were also arrested from Bongaigaon and Barpeta respectively.

While an amount of Rs. 3 crore, 33 lakh, 36 thousand and 400 was recovered from the Abhayapuri residence of Tarani Banikya,

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the father-in-law of Rupam Das, nearly Rs 1.7 crore was seized from the house of Debaraj Das in Barpeta district.

“An amount of INR 5,36,88,640 was recovered in searches at Bongaigaon, Barpeta and Chirang district.

The money is suspected of being connected to CID Case No 21/2020 (SI Recruitment Case),” said additional director general of police (ADGP) for law and order GP Singh.

“We are now investigating to find out the facts about the recovery cash amount. Not a single person will be spared who involved in the question paper leakage,” ADGP (L&O) GP Singh said.

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