Dispur (Assam): Assam police on Wednesday arrested Pallavi Sharma, daughter of BJP MP RP Sharma, and 18 other government officers in connection with the cash-for-job scam of Assam Public Service Commission (APSC). Earlier, police had filed charge sheet against former Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul and few other members in connection with the case.
Additional Superintendent of Police of Dibrugarh Police, Surajeet Singh Panesar told ANI, “So far 63 officers have been arrested in the case. Today, we have arrested 19 officers, out of which eight are women.” Police had earlier identified 25 officers of the 2015 batch who had bribed APSC officials to get jobs through doctored answer scripts. Out of those 25 officials, 13 were in Assam Civil Services, seven in Assam Police Services and the rest are in allied civil services. On November 8, police arrested 16 civil services officials in this regard. Former APSC chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul was arrested on November 4 last year after the arrest of its two members — Samedur Rahman and Basanta Kumar Doley.