Acting on a tip-off, the Pragjyotishpur Police in Guwahati led by Purabi Mazumdar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Noonmati Division, arrested the Deputy Controller (Examinations) of Assam Down Town University from VIP Road in Guwahati at around 9 pm on Tuesday on charge of being allegedly involved in cash-for-result scam in the University.
The 43-year-old accused has been identified as Arup Jyoti Sarma.
On July 4 last, Gunajit Choudhury, a faculty member of the Department of Paramedical Sciences of Assam Down Town University was arrested from Panikhaiti area in for being involved in cash-for-result scam in the University.
Talking to Northeast Now, ACP Mazumdar said, “It was the third arrest in the case of Assam Down Town University. Earlier, we nabbed Gunajit Choudhury, a faculty member of the University on July 4, 2018 and Jal Nur Uddin Ahmed, a passed-out student of the university on June 29, 2018.”
As per reports, some passed-out students and some faculty members of the University had been allegedly running the cash-for-result scam.
The University authority, on suspicion lodged an FIR at the Pragjyotishpur Police Station on June 25, 2018.
A case (No 133/18) under Sections 120B and 420 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against the accused at Pragjyotishpur Police Station.