An Assam Civil Service (ACS) officer has been arrested for allegedly possessing disproportionate assets.

ACS officer Saibar Rahman has been arrested by the Chief Minister’s Special Vigilance Cell, Assam.

Rahman was arrested following investigation that ascertained that he allegedly amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income.

An investigation on Saibar Rahman was conducted based on a complaint alleging that he (Rahman), who was serving as additional deputy commissioner in Dhubri, “had acquired huge properties by illegal and corrupt means”.

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Saibar Rahman was arrested at around 2 pm on Tuesday by a team of Chief Minister’s Special Vigilance Cell, Assam.

SP of CM’s Vigilance Cell informed that Rahman possess properties worth over Rs 100 crores, which were “registered in either his or one of his two wives’ names”.

“The accused, being a public servant, is in possession of disproportionate assets which is a criminal misconduct for owning assets that are out of sync with his legal sources of income, accruing wealth while occupying a public office and is in possession of disproportionate assets. Further, he was also unable to satisfactorily account for how he could amass the pecuniary resources, assets or properties disproportionate to his known sources of income,” SP of CM’s Vigilance Cell said.

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