Dibrugarh police on Friday arrested Simanta Jyoti Saikia, the husband of Assam Medical College Hospital (AMCH) doctor, Dr Ajanta Hazarika, for concealing evidence in the cash-for-jobs case.
Police registered a case against Dr Hazarika, additional superintendent of AMCH in Dibrugarh, based on a complaint accusing her of promising jobs in lieu of money.
The cash-for-jobs case (2150/2020) was registered at Dibrugarh police station based on an FIR lodged by one Amal Nath.
Hazarkia has been absconding since then and evading arrest.
Saikia was produced before the court in Dibrugarh on Friday which sent him to 14-day judicial custody.
“We have arrested Simanta Jyoti Saikia for concealing evidence in the case. During our investigation, we have found enough evidence against him. We have found he made a lot of bank transactions in connection with the case,” Dibrugarh ASP (HQ) Padmanav Baruah told Northeast Now.
Amal Nath lodged an FIR against Dr Hazarika at Gabharupathar police outpost in Dibrugarh on December 7, 2020, alleging that the doctor had taken about Rs 22 lakh from three job aspirants from Dibrugarh with a promise to provide job in the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR).
The two other job aspirants– Kishore Deb and Ajay Dutta Biswas have recorded their statements at Dibrugarh CJM court recently in connection with the case.
Bhola Tiwari, the driver of Dr Hazarika has also recorded his statement in the court.
Amal Nath further alleged that had transferred half amount to the bank accounts of one Rajeev Parashar in Guwahati.
Rajib Parashar was arrested by the Guwahati crime branch in October 2020 for allegedly involved in extorting money from job aspirants.