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The Assam government has suspended two Assam Civil Service (ACS)-rank officers who were arrested for their alleged involvement in village headmen (Gaon Burha) appointment scam.

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The suspended government officials are Bikram Aditya Bora and Abdul Khair Ilias Noshim Ahmed.

Two separate notifications, issued by the personnel (A) department of Assam government on December 15 said: “…….arrested by the officials of the Chief Minister’s Special Vigilance Cell, Assam on November 4, 2021 in connection with Vigilance Police Station case and was detained under custody beyond 48 hours. The governor of Assam, therefore, in exercise of powers conferred under Rule 6 (2) of the Assam Services (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1964 is pleased to order that ………. deemed to have been placed under suspension with effect from the date of his arrest i.e. December 4, 2021 until further orders.”

Earlier on December 4, the Chief Minister’s Special Vigilance Cell had arrested the two ACS officers for their alleged involved in illegal appointment of village headmen (Gaon Burha) in South Salmara Mankachar district of Assam during 2017-18.

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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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