The six officials–Dritiranjan Roy, Jayantajit Das, Alpana Deuri, Sainjoni Jhari, Jyotibon Dutta and Rukheswar Timung-were questioned at Dispur police station here in connection with the case (No-169/2017) for several hours, ACP (East) Sujit Sakia told reporters.
Police earlier on July 14 had quizzed eight other officials–Mrigen Haloi, Kalyan Sharma, Jayanta Chabukdhora, Sanghamitra Shyam, Mofida Begum Saikia, Priyanka Bora, Sahidul Azij Haque and Deepankar Barique in connection with the case. Police have summoned 19 ADOs for questioning.
Earlier in May this year police arrested suspended APSC member Basanta Doley in connection with the case. Doley, a prime accused in the scam, was first arrested by Dibrugarh Police. He was later granted bail in August last year.
City Police in May this year submitted the case status in court here and said they have found sufficient evidence against Doley and 25 others.
In this case, complainant Bebanta Bikash Das stated that he had passed the APSC written examination in 2014 but failed in viva in 2015 as he could not pay Rs 15 lakh to Rakesh Paul, the prime accused in the case.
Police sources said over 1,000 optical mark recognition sheets of candidates, who had appeared in an examination for jobs in the state’s agriculture department, have been sent for forensic analysis along with attendance list and marksheets.