Guwahati, Sep 28 (UNI) The Assam Police has issued look-out notice against retired DIG PK Dutta, who has emerged as a prime accused in a question paper leak scam in Assam Police recruitment, and cash award for information on Dutta is also likely to be declared. Assam DGP Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta said here today that cash reward on information leading to Dutta’s arrest is likely to be declared within this evening.
“All the district police and other wings of Assam Police are coordinating in the case and investigation is progressing on the right track,” he added.
IGP (Law and Order) GP Singh informed that look-out notice across the country has been issued against Dutta so that he cannot escape to any other nation.
On the status of another prime accused Divon Deka, Singh said he will be nabbed ‘in a day or two’.
Altogether 19 arrests have been made in the case so far, with CID apprehending four and Guwahati Police nabbing nine accused, while rest were arrested by Nalbari Police.
Five cases regarding the paper leak scam have been registered in the state, one each by the CID, Guwahati Police, Lakhimpur Police, Karbi Anglong Police, and Nalbari Police.
The scam pertains to leak of question paper for recruitment of sub-inspectors in Assam Police.
The examination, which was scheduled for September 20, was canceled within minutes of commencement as the question paper began circulating through various means.
The chairman of the State Level Police Recruitment Board, Pradip Kumar, a retired IPS officer, has resigned, owing moral responsibility for the incident of paper leak.