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Udalguri Election Officer resigns over cash-for-job scam

UDALGURIUdalguri Election Officer Karpun Patir has resigned from the post over cash-for-job scam. The scam came to light after the Dibrugarh police arrested one Naba Kanta Patir, an engineer, from Dibrugarh after they caught him red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a lady doctor promising a government job on October 27, 2016.  Karpun Patir is the son of former Congress Minister Sumitra Patir.

Karpun submitted his resignation letter to the Udalguri Deputy Commissioner on August 19 citing mother's ill health.

It may be mentioned that Karpun’s name has figured in the infamous Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) cash-for-job scam. He has allegedly bribed suspended chairman of APSC, Rakesh Paul to secure a plum government job.

On the other hand, Sumitra Patir’s elder son, Jawahar Patir is a Sales Tax Inspector, younger son Minakshi Permey Patir is an ACS officer.

Their daughter-in-law Geetali Doley, who also served as an ACS officer at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district, was arrested by Dibrugarh Police for being involved in the cash-for-job scam. Jailed Geetali Doley has already been discharged by the State Government from her duty.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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