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CBI to probe APSC chief's property

  • Rakesh paul, APSC Chairman
    Rakesh paul, APSC Chairman

Trouble brews for Rakesh Paul after the Gauhati High Court has ordered CBI probe into the allegations of amassing huge property using his position as the APSC chairman.  

Hearing two PILs on Thursday a division bench of the court comprising acting Chief Justice K. Sreedhar Rao and Justice Prasanta Kumar Saikia asked CBI to probe the allegations against Paul after the court went through the report by vigilance SP Mukul Saikia who three days submitted an affidavit detailing the list of the properties procured by Paul, his wife and the driver.

Talking to reporters amicus curiae Bhaskar Dev Konwar said that the CBI would be able to question Paul, his and the driver. But the APSC chairman would not be arrested. 

The court passed the order after hearing two public interest litigations (PILs) seeking its intervention into alleged anomalies by the APSC in conducting the civil services examinations where Paul allegedly took bribe to the tune of crores of rupees to ensure the safe passage of a section of the candidates.

 

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