The arrest of APSC Chairman Rakesh Paul is being seen just as the tip of an iceberg of the massive recruitment going on in Assam. To unearth the entire nexus, Assam Police has now appealed to the public to provide evidence and witnesses regarding the corruption in APSC. The appeal comes a day after tainted APSC Chairman Rakesh Paul was remanded in 14-day police custody after he was arrested on Friday on corruption charges in the appoinment of government officers.
‘We appeal to all sections of society to assist the investigating officer Surjeet Singh Panesar, who is the additional superintendent of police (security), Dibrugarh, by giving valuable evidence and statements on who are aware of corrupt practices and any corruption related to the APSC,’ a statement issued by the police said this evening.
Interestingly, latest reports of burning of official documents soon after the arrest of tainted Paul have assumed significance. Reportedly APSC member Basanta Kumar Doley had ordered peon Til Bahadur Chetri to set ablaze official documents in its campus after the Chairman’s arrest. Half burnt letter envelopes with names of candidates appearing for various examinations conducted by the APSC have been found. Contrary to this, Basanta Kumar Doley revealed that the documents he had ordered to burn were not relevant.
There have been gross allegations of corruption against the APSC, which also involves allegation of corruption and favouritism against its chairman Rakesh Paul.