EX-DIG PK Dutta

Former Assam police DIG PK Dutta, one of the prime accused in SI recruitment scam, will be produced before a court in Guwahati today (Wednesday).

The retired top cop was arrested on Tuesday from Kakarbhitta along Indo-Nepal border.

A team of police, led by ADGP GP Singh brought PK Dutta, his son, and his son-in-law to Guwahati on Wednesday morning after taking transit remand.

Dutta has been kept at the CID headquarters in Ulubari area of the city.

An associate is believed to have helped Dutta and his son on September 23 to reach Siliguri in West Bengal, where they spent a night at a hotel.

Dutta’s son-in-law is believed to have helped the two enter into Nepal the next day.

Dutta and ruling Bharatiya Janata Party leader Diban Deka are suspected to have assured jobs to many candidates in lieu of cash. Deka is alleged to have procured the question paper ahead of the written test.

A police investigation has revealed that a day ahead of the test on September 20, many candidates had taken a mock exam in a Guwahati hotel.

Around 70 of these candidates were staying at one of the five hotels Dutta owns in Guwahati.

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