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SC hearing petition on APSC scam

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is hearing a petition alleging a huge scam in the selection of candidates for ACS, APS and allied service candidate by the Assam Public Service Commission in 2013.

But, Akhil Gogoi, the petitioner is absent from the proceedings since he has been languishing in the Dibrugarh Central Jail under the National Srcurity Act.

Noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan us appearing on behalf of the petitioner who moved the plea before the country's top court many days ago.

The court ruling assumes significance after a special operation unit probing the scam has already arrested 23 out if 25 accused officers who have been jailed recently.

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