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Another ACS officer arrested in Guwahati

 

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.

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