The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has reportedly sought a detailed list of assets owned by former DIG PK Dutta and Assam BJP leader Dibon Deka.
Both Dutta and Deka are two of the prime accused of the Assam police SI recruitment scam.
While BJP leader Deka was arrested by police late at night on Wednesday from Patacharkuchi, retired top cop Dutta is still absconding.
As per reports, following ED’s letter, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam police, which is probing the recruitment scam, has already handed over a list of both movable and immovable properties belonging to Dutta and Deka.
Sources in the home department stated that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), upon receipt of the letter by the ED, has subsequently handed over a list of both moveable and immovable properties of Dutta and Deka.
“A team of tax consultants and accountants would work on it,” The Assam Tribune quoted unidentified sources as saying.
Sources in the ED added that it is only after proper assessment that aspects like attaching of properties would be considered.
“At the moment, it is too early to comment anything on this,” sources added.
Deka, who was remanded to five-day police custody on Thursday, is being questioned by the police at the Special Branch headquarters.
Police had issued look out notices and announced an award of Rs one lakh each for any information which could lead to the arrest of Deka and Dutta.
It is suspected that absconding former DIG Dutta was holed up somewhere near the India-Nepal border.
Examination to recruit unarmed sub-inspectors was cancelled on September 20, minutes after it began, as the question paper was found to have been leaked on social media.
Over 20 people have been arrested so far in connection with the scam.