The Assam government on Thursday placed six arrested APS officers under suspension after they were accused of paying large sums of money to secure jobs through the examinations conducted by Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).
The State Home department suspended six officers—Dileep Kalita, Sabera Imran, Jitendra Prasad Baruah, Hemanta Saikia and Jayanta Kr Nath–belonging to Assam Police Service (APS) in an order issued on Thursday.
Earlier on Tuesday, 10 ACS and allied service officials were suspended by the State government.
Police have so far arrested 23 ACS, APS and allied service officials in cash-for-job scam. Two accused officials — Nishamoni Deka and Rakesh Gupta– are still absconding.
Investigations have revealed that the accused officers had bribed senior APSC officials to get the much sought after posts by doctoring their answer sheets. An investigation of the answer sheets of these officers revealed a mismatch in their handwriting.
Fourteen of the accused officers were arrested on November 8 after forensic tests to match their handwritings with fake answer sheets recovered by the police confirmed discrepancies.