Assam Police DIG arrested in disproportionate assets case

Assam Police on October 5 arrested one of its deputy inspector general (DIG) for possessing disproportionate assets to his known sources of income.

The arrested DIG was identified as Rounak Ali Hazarika. He was suspended on July 20 for travelling abroad several times since 2011 without obtaining permission from the state home department.

A team of CM’s Special Vigilance Cell led by superintendent of police Rosie Kalita arrested Hazarika from his residence at Hengrabari area of Guwahati.

According to the reports, information was received at the office of the superintendent of police, CM’s Special Vigilance Cell regarding disproportionate assets amassed by Rounak Ali Hazarika – DIG (Border) and accordingly the preliminary enquiry, regular enquiry was initiated and thereafter a case was registered in the Vigilance PS on October 5.

During enquiry it is found that, Rounak Ali Hazarika had possessed immovable and movable assets which is disproportionate to his known sources of income during the period from 1992 to 2021, reports citing police sources said.

The CM’s Special Vigilance team also found that Rounak Ali Hazarika incurred expenditure to the tune of Rs 1.74 crore as educational expenditure of his two children till date.

In a press release issued by the SP of CM’s Special Vigilance Cell, international travel history of Rounak Ali Hazarika has been collected and it reveals that he had left the country and travelled abroad nine times without permission from competent authority.

Apart from salary account in his bank account, the Assam Police officer and his family members had other bank accounts with “huge amounts found to be deposited in cash while he was posted in Bongaigaon district during the period of 2019-2021”.

He owned assets that are out of sync with his legal sources of income, he occupied a public office and is in possession of disproportionate assets during the period of his office.

According to the reports, the percentage of his disproportionate assets was found to be 164.80 per cent.

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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