A team of Dibrugarh Police on Tuesday went to the residence of Assam Medical College Hospital (AMCH) doctor, Dr Ajanta Hazarika with a notice for informing her to present at the police station for questioning.

But Dr Hazarika, against whom a case has been registered at Dibrugarh Police Station on charges of her involvement in a cash-for-job scam, was not at her home.

According to sources, the doctor has been on casual leave and left for Guwahati.

A case has been registered in the Dibrugarh Police Station against the AMCH doctor for allegedly taking money from the aspirants by making false promises of securing jobs in the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR).

The case, bearing Dibrugarh PS case no. 2150/20 under sections 120B/420/409/406/506 of IPC, has been registered against the accused by one Amal Nath father of a victim in Dibrugarh police station.

It is alleged that Hazarika took a sum of about Rs 22 lakh from three persons including Rs 6 lakh from Nath.

Amal Nath alleged that he transferred half of the amount to the bank accounts of Rajeev Pasashar in Six Mile, Guwahati.

In another case, Rajib Parashar was arrested by the Crime Branch in Guwahati in October 2020 on charges of his involvement in extorting money from the candidates for various public service recruitment examinations.

The accused alleged that Hazarika had used her driver Bhola Tiwari for the collection of the money from the candidates.

In a telephonic conversation that went viral on social media, Dr Hazarika allegedly was heard asking for money in lieu of jobs in Northeast Frontier Railways.

“Dr Ajanta Hazarika has taken casual leave informing me over the phone a day before yesterday. The case has no connection with AMCH. If any action against Dr Hazarika is required to be taken, the decision will be taken by the government,” said AMCH principal Dr Sanjib Kakoti.

Dibrugarh police have been investigating the case and she is likely to be arrested soon

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com