Assam police have arrested six more persons in connection with the police recruitment question paper leak in the state, informed DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta on Monday.

Speaking to the media in Guwahati, the DGP said that police so far have arrested 19 persons in connection with the question paper leak scam.

The DGP also said that bounties will be announced to catch a former police officer and a senior BJP leader for their alleged role in the scam.

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“Any person, irrespective of his political affiliation or post, will be arrested if found involved in the leaking of the question paper of the examination for recruiting unarmed sub-inspectors,” the DGP further said.

“We are looking to arrest ex-DIG PK Dutta and Diban Deka. They have been absconding,” he further said.

“We have decided to announce a reward for catching them. We will make the reward public after sometime today,” Mahanta further added.

It may be mentioned here that senior CID officials of Guwahati and Assam police, who were present at the press conference, gave the arrest figures from their respective divisions related to the case.

The CID has arrested four persons so far, while the Guwahati Police’s Crime Branch has nabbed nine people.

The Nalbari district police have also arrested six persons, they told reporters.

Reportedly, around 66,000 candidates had appeared for the written test across 154 centres.

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