An Assam police team from Dibrugarh grilled Gautom Roy on Monday for a couple of hours in connection with the APSC scam where jobs were sold for money.
Led by SS Panesar, the police team in the Kahiliprar based SB office premises was believed to have extracted statement from the former minister on his alleged involvement in striking secret deal with a section of candidates because of his close association with chairman Rakesh Paul, who is yet to come out of the jail.
Roy allegedly brokered the deal with a number of senior Congressleaders to ensured jobs for their candidates for lakhs of rupees. The senior political leader from Barak valley helped Paul get the top chair in the state public service commission.
Sources told Assam Times the probe into the APSC scam is likely to end very soon and the police team is preparing an additional chargesheet to be submitted before the court.
Roy was grilled by the vigilance team last month for his alleged involvement in the multi crore scam in the social welfare department.
The National Council of Science Museums plans to set up three planetariums in the North East region, including Nagaland, Manipur and at Jorhat in Assam. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai on Saturday, NCSM Director General G S Rautela said that in the last three years the country had six planetariums across the country. He said the projects planned in Nagaland, Manipur and at Jorhat in Assam will be completed next year.
25 Aug 2008 - 2:28pm | Dibya J Borthakur
On the eve of the PM's arrival in Nagaon city, no stone has been left unturned to ensure foolproof security arrangements by the district administration. The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will address a public meeting at Nehrubali today at 2 pm on his way back to Guwahati from Jorhat. The Prime Minister will today at 12.00 pm lay the foundation of a new medical college in Assam- Jorhat Medical College.The district authority of Nagaon today announces 'local holiday' for PM's arrival in the city. A team of Doordarshon tv from New Delhi has already arrived in the city to telecast the live programme of Dr Singh's visit to Nagaon.The Minister of state Forest and Tourism, Rockibull Hussain confirms that the public meeting will be attended by not less than 50,000 people. A number of C C camera has been set up in and around the Nehrubali meeting ground as part of the security measures by the district administration.