The corruption racket in Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) got another blow today after Assam Police arrested Samedur Rahman, the absconding member of APSC. Rahman was arrested from Rangia by a Special Supervisory Team (SST). Already, APSC Chairman Rakesh Paul has been arrested on charges of corruption.
How Samedur Rahman was caught?
‘Rahman who was declared an ‘absconder’, was apprehended from his house in Rangia around 1 am and taken to Guwahati for interrogation. Police from neighbouring Baksa district, where he was reportedly in hiding, surrounded Rahman’s house in Rangia acting on a tip-off. They informed the special investigating police team from Dibrugarh. They had earlier arrested APSC Chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul on November 4′ police sources said.
Rahman was brought to Guwahati for interrogation to the 4th Assam Police Battalion (APBN) in Kahilipara where the APSC Chairman is already being grilled. Rahman’s name came to light in connection with the cash-for-job scam when his personal security officer Mabud Ali Choudhury was arrested, based on arrested Dibrugarh Town Planning engineer Naba Kanta Patir’s statement.
Based on Patir’s statement during interrogation, Rahman’s PSO Mabud Ali Choudhury was arrested the next day. Phone conversations about money transactions between Patir and the APSC Chairman, revealed strong evidences about a big racket involving Rakesh Paul and Rahman, police said.