The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered another FIR in the cash-for-jobs scam of the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) and will formally take over the case, a senior police officer said here on Saturday.
Special Investigation Cell (SIC) SP Anant Mittal said that the CBI on Friday registered an FIR against a case related to all the irregularities committed in the examinations conducted by the APPSC since 2014.
The SIC is probing the case and has so far arrested 46 people including 39 government officials.
“The SIC had received 36 complaints regarding various examinations conducted by APPSC since 2014. Investigation was initiated by clubbing all the cases into one case and 46 people were arrested,” Mittal said.
Among those arrested, 39 are government employees. The SP said that the information about the arrest has been given to the concerned departments for necessary departmental action.
The state government had recently recommended a CBI inquiry into the matter, apart from a probe by the premier probe agency into the paper leak case.
The SIC had also arrested six sub-inspectors (civil) and an assistant engineer (AE) on January 5 and 6 in connection with the APPSC cash-for-job scam.
Mittal said six sub-inspectors (SIs) of police were arrested on Thursday from the North East Police Academy (NEPA) near Shillong in Meghalaya, where they were undergoing training.
The SP said that a woman working as an assistant engineer in the PWD was arrested from Pasighat in East Siang district on Friday evening.
Mittal said that the SIC feels that the main accused Taket is not disclosing the whole truth of the Jerang scam. Thus it sought a narcoanalysis test from the court, which allowed it to proceed.
He said that all efforts are being made to collect evidence from Taket Jerang on the alleged involvement of former APPSC chairman Nipo Nabam and other officials of the commission.
The former APPSC chairman was questioned, but the SIC is yet to find any concrete evidence to confirm his involvement.
“However, the SIC is of the view that Jerang is concealing crucial evidence. This can come to the fore only after the narcoanalysis test,” he said.
Mittal said that the SIC has already handed over all the documents related to the case to the CBI.
“We will no longer be probing the matter. However, when CBI requires inputs from SIC, we will cooperate,” he added.
The incident of question paper leak of Assistant Engineer (Civil) exam conducted by APPSC came to light after a candidate named Gyamar Padung filed a police complaint at Itanagar police station on August 29 last year, claiming that he was asked to appear in AE (AE) ) is in doubt. civil) exam paper was leaked.
More than 400 candidates appeared in the examination held on 26 and 27 August.
In October last year, the state government handed over the case to the CBI.
The CBI had filed the charge sheet against 11 accused in the District and Sessions Court of Yupia on December 8.
The premier probe agency had taken over the probe on October 27 after the state government recommended a CBI probe.
(This report has been published as part of an auto-generated syndicated wire feed. Except for the headline, no edits have been made to the copy by ABP Live)
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