The cash-for-job scam of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), which took place during the Congress regime in the State, has taken a new turn.
This time, the Dibrugarh Police, which has been investigating into the scam, newly summoned 19 Assam Civil Service (ACS), Assam Police Service (APS), allied service officers including Pallabi Sharma, daughter of Tezpur Lok Sabha MP RP Sharma.
As per information, summon has been served to these officers asking them to be present before the investigating officers immediately.
These officers have been summoned to give samples of their handwritings.
Out of the 19 ACS, APS and allied service officers, 13 are ACS officers and three are APS officers. While three are serving as Block Development Officers (BDOs), one is serving as Superintendent of Tax and the other is serving as Inspector of Tax.
The officers who have been summoned are Rhituraj Neog, Tax Superintendent, Nipan Kumar Pathak, Tax Inspector, Gulshan Daolagapu, APS, Pallabi Sharma, APS, Bhargab Phukan, APS, Suranjita Hazarika, DTO, Utpal Bhuyan, Barnali Das, Sushobhan Das, Dhrubajyoti Chakrabarty, Manjur Ilahi Laskar, Mun Mazumdar, Mustafa Ahmed Borbhuyan, Md Saibur Rahman Borbhuyan, Monika Teronpi, Ganesh Chandra Das, Srabanti Dasgupta, Deepsikha Phukan and Leena Krishna Kakati.
All these officers, who have been serving in various parts of Assam, have been asked to be present at the office of the Special Branch of the Assam Police at Kahilipara in Guwahati to attend handwriting test on July 18, 2018.
As per sources, these officers were appointed in 2016 after clearing the examination conducted by the APSC.
As per information, Monika Teronpi is the niece of BJP leader Joyram Engleng, who is a former Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) during Congress regime.
It has been suspected that these officers might have been appointed by using unfair means while Rakesh Pal, who is currently in jail, was the APSC chairman.
It may be mentioned a large number people, who were serving as ACS, APS and allied service officers besides APSC members were arrested and sent to jail for being involved in the cash-for-job scam. (With inputs from our Diphu correspondent)