Job scam accused surrenders
Rumi Saikia, an accused in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) scam, has surrendered to the authorities on Monday. Saikia, who was working in Golaghat district, was absconding since the Dibrugarh Police had launched a crackdown on government officials (named in the cash-for-jobs scam).
"She will be taken to 14 days of police custody on Tuesday," said Special Public Prosecutor Advocate, Bijon Mahajan to the media.
With Rumi Saikia's surrender, the count of the arrested in the cash-for jobs-scam has gone up to 23 out of 25. The remaining two, Rakesh Gupta and Nishamoni Deka are still absconding. Sources said that while Gupta may surface soon, Deka is waiting for a court directive in an anticipatory bail plea filed by her (TOI).
"Names of some 12 middlemen have also surfaced during the interrogation. A manhunt is on to nab Rakesh Paul's brother, Rajiv Paul and also Sudip Das, Dhiren Das, Mofidul Islam and Mrigen Saikia. All of them were allegedly used by Paul to take bribes from the candidates with the promise of providing them government jobs," the sources added.
File photo of Rumi Saikia