GUWAHATI: The Gauhati high court in Assam has granted bail to Victor Das.

Victor Das was arrested by the Assam police on September 9 on charges of allegedly spreading rumours about a ‘scam’ in the recruitment process to fill up over 26,000 vacant posts in different departments.

The Gauhati high court in Assam has granted Victor Das an interim bail till September 29.

Victor Das, who owns a coaching institute in Guwahati, had claimed a section of people were demanding Rs 3-8 lakh for the posts.

He had also alleged that some former MLAs were also involved in the ‘scam’.

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Victor Das was arrested by the Assam police and was booked under sections 120B, 153, 153A, 384 and 505 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

He has been accused of “spreading rumours and indulging in a conspiracy to foment discord between various sections of society over selection to government posts.”

On the other hand, the opposition parties in Assam have trained their guns against the state government over the arrest of Victor Das, who made claims of a “backdoor appointment” for the 26,000 grade III and IV posts, exams for which were held recently.

The opposition parties in Assam have lambasted the state government over the arrest of Victor Das and accused it of trying to “suppress the truth”.

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