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Nearly Rs 5.28cr cash seized, eight more arrested in Assam Police recruitment scam

Nearly Rs 5.28cr cash seized, eight more arrested in Assam Police recruitment scam
DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta

Over Rs 5.28 crore in cash was seized and eight more people were arrested for their alleged involvement in Assam Police recruitment scam, taking the total number of those nabbed to 45, DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said on Saturday.Raids were carried out in several districts in the last few days to apprehend the main culprit in the police recruitment question paper leak, he told reporters here.“Our prime objective is to find out the person who leaked the paper. we are leaving no stone unturned for achieving it. So far, we have arrested 45 people in five cases registered in the scam,” Mahanta said.Police recovered Rs 3.4 crore in cash from Bongaigaon, Rs 1.7 crore from Barpeta, Rs 3 lakh from Chirang and Rs 15 lakh from another place in the last 24 hours, the DGP said.CID Inspector General Surendra Kumar said a huge amount of documents and digital evidence have been collected during the investigation, and the department is trying to prepare chargesheets for filing it within the stipulated period of 90 days.Retired Assam DIG P K Dutta, a prime accused in the police recruitment examination paper leak, was arrested on Wednesday and remanded to police custody for six days.

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