Kumar Sanjit Krishna

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam police on Wednesday raided the residences of senior police officers Kumar Sanjit Krishna and Prashanta Kumar Dutta in connection with Assam police recruitment scam.

Sanjit Krishna, who was posted as Karimganj SP, was transferred to Barpeta as SP of the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) after his name cropped up in the recruitment scam.

While the CID team simultaneously raided Krishna’s residences at Kacharibasti in Guwahati as well as in Karimganj, the team also searched the house of Karimganj ASP Dutta at city’s Mathura Nagar area.

The CID reportedly seized some documents from the residences of the two top cops.

Earlier, the CID interrogated both the police officials in connection with the recruitment scam at the headquarters of the CID in Guwahati.

So far, multiple agencies of Assam Police have arrested 50 persons, including retired DIG Prasanta Kumar Dutta and BJP leader Diban Deka who was later expelled from the party, from different parts of the state and outside.

Sources said the CID is likely to arrest Krishna and Dutta by Thursday.

“The home department has given go-ahead to the CID for arresting them,” said an official.


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