GUWAHATI: The second huge crackdown against the officers in question in the APSC scam gathers steam as the police have caught yet another ACS officer in Guwahati hours after arresting five others.
The police have arrested ACS officer Joydev Mahanta from Panbazar area in Guwahati in the afternoon hours after they picked up five others from different places in this connection.
They include Nalbari tax inspector Barnali Devi, Mancachar based IRBN DSP Kaushik Kalita, Dhakuwakhana Circle officer Rhituraj Gogoi, Majuli assistant employment officer S Sarkar and Rangiya excise inspector Abhisekh Borbora.
All they appeared in the handwriting test conducted by the investigators two months back. Sources said a few others are likely to be arrested soon.
“We can't disclose anything now. On the basis of forensic report we are proceeding. More officers who ensured recruitment this way would be arrested,”said a senior police officer.
The special operation unit led by Dibrugarh additional SP SS Panesar has already arrested 33 people including APSC chairman Rakesh Paul in this connection.
2 Jan 2009 - 9:19pm | editor
he death toll in the strings of blast on Thursday in the city of Guwahati has gone up to nine with four others succumbing to injuries at the Guwahati Medical College Hospital in the morning on Friday.
The blasts took place at Bhootnath, Bhangagarh and Birubari area in the evening on Thursday minutes after the arrival of Union home minister P Chidambaram.
Lower Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Ravi Dhawan in a circular to all arms license holders whose arms licenses issued from Roing office asked them to get their arms license entered in the National Database on Arms Licence on or before October 1, 2015.
A Unique Identification Number (UIN) will be generated for each license after proper verification and authenticity of license detail. Details are available with A. Pertin, SDO (Judicial) in his mobile no.0977450876 for registration in the database.
The arms license which have been issued from this district and renewed somewhere else but the renewal information was not provided in this office will not be entered in NDAL unless the license holder renew their licenses at Roing or apply for transfer of jurisdiction of the Licensing Authority to their ordinary place of resident within 15 days.
Promising to take one on a trip down memory lane, late Bhabendranath Saikia’s immortal feature, Xanta-Xista Hrista-Pusta Mahadusta is soon going to make its comeback. This feature which used to be transmitted through All India Radio in the late eighties is now being recorded in video format at the behest of young theatre worker Simanta Phukan. Production has been going on at the Guwahati-based Shankardev Studios since January 1 this year. A dynamic theatre worker from Jorhat, Simanta has more than hundred theatrical plays to his credit, besides some highly acclaimed video features like Joymoti and Kamalakuwari. The attempt to record the nostalgia associated with this feature is being undertaken by Simanta in the memory of late Bhabendranath Saikia.
Xanta-Xista Hrista-Pusta Mahadusta, or the exploits of Manu, Bapu, Bhulu and Runi, is something which an entire generation of the State grew up with. In order to capture the very essence of the old feature, Simanta had launched a state-wide audition for the four main characters. More than 300 child artists from all across the State had come to participate in the audition. It was finally decided that Ekta Saikia of Guwahati, Arindam Sharma Kashyap pf Dergaon, Soumabrat Bora of Sibsagar and Pranju Bora of Numaligarh perfectly fitted the evergreen characters of Runi, Bhulu, Monu and Bapu. The other members of the cast include Arun Nath, Malaya Goswami, Upakul Bordolooi, Chetana Das, Prasanta Phukan, Mridul Kakati, Jyotirmoi Sharma, Banashri Kakoti, Puwali Bora, child artists Navakishor Dutta and Anupam Gogoi besides others.
The video feature is being produced by Sonari-based cultural activists Utpal Gogoi and Debajit Bora under the banner of JJ Production. The crew for Xanta-Xista Hrista-Pusta Mahadusta is as belows: Munin Barua (choreography), Jitu Ahmed (camera), Rustam Bora (chief assistant director, Bubul Phukan and Rupjyoti Mahanta (assistant directors), Biswajit Kalita (make-up), Gitika Phukan (costume), Phatik Baruah (production controller), Dipak Sharma (production manager). Anurag Saikia has provided the music score for the film and Zubeen Garg has lend his voice to the beautiful lyrics penned down by Dr. Anil Sharma. The first episode of the video feature will be released on Dr. Bhabendranath Saikia’s birth anniversary on February 20.