Assam SI Exam Paper Leak: Prime Accused PK Dutta Detained
Prime accused of the Assam SI Exam scam, Prasanta Kumar Dutta has been detained from Kakarvitta area of Indo-Nepal border on 6th October by West Bengal Police.
The former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, P K Dutta was said to be absconding in Nepal.
Reportedly, he was arrested while travelling back to Assam. He will be taken into the custody of Assam Police in due course and will be brought back to Assam.
a had been absconding since September 20, when the Assam government cancelled a written exam to recruit 597 sub-inspectors to the police force after the question paper was leaked and was circulated on social media.
Dutta and his son Ishan were suspected to have fled to Nepal by road after the scam came to light. The former police officer’s daughter is married to a Nepali citizen based in Kathmandu.
Dutta along with ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Diban Deka are suspected to have fleeced many candidates for posts of sub-inspectors by assuring them jobs in lieu of cash. Deka is alleged to have procured the question paper ahead of the written test.
Diban Deka had surrendered before Assam Police on 1st October.