Ex-IPS officer, accused in Assam police job scam, nabbed on Indo-Nepal border – kolkata

A retired Indian Police Service officer from Assam was detained on Tuesday a month after he was named because the prime accused in a job recruitment rip-off. P Okay Dutta was on the run for the reason that Assam authorities cancelled a written examination to recruit police sub-inspectors after its query paper was leaked on social media final month.

“Dutta has been detained at Indo-Nepal international border on the strength of a lookout circular issued by criminal investigation department (CID) of Assam,” the Assam police mentioned in the assertion. “He has now been handed over to West Bengal police. Assam Police would take him in custody in due course and bring him to Assam.”

Dutta was detained from Kakarbhitta on the Nepalese facet of the India-Nepal border whereas he was on his technique to Assam by highway. His son-in-law, a Nepali citizen, was accompanying him.

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An Assam police crew was anticipated to hunt Dutta’s transit remand to deliver him to Assam.

An affiliate is believed to have helped Dutta and his son on September 23 to succeed in Siliguri in West Bengal, the place they spent an evening at a lodge. Dutta’s son-in-law is believed to have helped the 2 enter into Nepal the subsequent day.

Dutta and ruling Bharatiya Janata Party chief Diban Deka are suspected to have assured jobs to many candidates in lieu of money. Deka is alleged to have procured the query paper forward of the written take a look at.

A police investigation has revealed {that a} day forward of the take a look at on September 20, many candidates had taken a mock examination in a Guwahati lodge. Nearly 70 of those candidates had been staying at one of many 5 resorts Dutta owns in Guwahati.

Police had issued lookout circulars for each Dutta and Deka and alerted the earnings tax division, Enforcement Directorate and the division of income intelligence after unearthing many properties belonging to the police officer.

On September 30, Deka, who unsuccessfully contested as a BJP candidate in 2011, was arrested. He was later expelled from the celebration.

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