10 held in connection with APDCL job scam in Assam

Ten people were arrested in connection with Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL)’s job scam in Assam.

The chief minister’s special vigilance cell and Guwahati Police jointly carried out an operation and arrested 10 persons including the officer on special duty (OSD).

A case under various sections of the IPC was registered at vigilance police station and five teams of chief minister’s special vigilance cell with the help of Guwahati Police raided in many areas and arrested 10 persons.

The arrested persons were identified as Dipankar Dihingia, Dulumoni Deka, Farha Alam, Jayanta Deka, Kankan Sarma, Kaushik Das, Sasanka Saikia, Tridip Sara, Babilon Kakati and Biswajit Barman.

“Information was received from the chief minister’s secretariat on September 15 this year stating that an informant knew about the illegalities and irregularities that happened during the recruitment conducted by APDCL. The informant stated that as per the decision of meeting held between Gauhati University and APDCL at Bijulee Bhawan in the month of August this year, the chief general manager (HRA), APDCL had submitted 1.80 lakh original answered OMR sheets in connection with OMR based written examination conducted by APDCL for the post of office/field assistant, sahayak and light vehicle driver of APDCL. The examination was held on February 17, 2019 and April 28, 2019 and same was handed over to the Gauhati University authority on August 24, 2021,” said a press statement released by the chief minister’s special vigilance cell.

The press statement also stated that, it was alleged that on the date of meeting with APDCL and Gauhati University at Bijulee Bhawan in Guwahati, where Sasanka Saikia and Himangshu Kumar Das agreed to qualify one candidate for exchange amount of an amount of Rs 3 lakh for qualifying in the written test.

About Hemanta Kr Nath

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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.

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