CID files chargesheet in SI scam case

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Published: December 18,2020 05:24 PM
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December 18, 2020: The CID of Assam Police on Friday filed the chargesheet in the SI Examination Paper Leak scam case.

December 18, 2020: The CID of Assam Police on Friday filed the chargesheet in the SI Examination Paper Leak scam case.



The chargesheet names 36 persons in the case. The CID field the chargesheet within 87 days, just 3 days before the 90-day time limit. Charges have been framed against these people under 13 sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).



The chargesheet runs into 2621 pages. In addition to this, case diary of the case runs into 1217 pages. 183 witnesses have been named as Prosecution Witnesses. The statement of 32 witnesses have been recorded by Judicial Magistrate u/s 164 Cr.P.C whereas confessional statements of 5 of arrested accused persons have been recorded by Judicial Magistrate u/s 164 Cr.P.C.



The charges were framed under Indian Penal Code Sections 120B/119/120/166/201/204/212/406/409/420/461/506/34; Information Technology Act  Section 66(B); Arms Act Sections 25 (1-B)(a)/25(1-B)(h); Assam Police Act Section 98(a) and Prevention of Corruption Act,1988  Section 7(a) (b) (c)/8/12/13 (1) (a)/13(2).



The case was registered on the basis of written FIR lodged on 20/09/2020 by Pradeep Kumar, the then Chairman of SLPRB, Assam.



During the course of investigation, several facts were brought to light which led to the adding of sections 201/204 of IPC and 25(1-B) of Arms Act.  After getting approval from the Govt. of Assam, Sections 7(a) (b) (c)/8/12/13 (1) (a)/13(2) of P.C Act, 1988 were also added in the case. A case videCrime Branch PS Case No. 13/2020 u/s 120B/420/418 IPC was registered on 20/09/2020 and another case vide Diphu P.S Case No. 175/2020 u/s 120B/406/409/379/479/417/426/511/124A IPC was also registered on 20/09/2020 relating to the leakage of question paper. The Crime Branch PS Case No. 13/2020 was amalgamated with CID PS Case No 21/2020. Similarly Diphu P.S Case No. 175/2020 was also amalgamated with CID PS Case No 21/2020. The CID PS Case No 21/2020 was transferred after amalgamation of above mentioned two cases to the Hon’ble Court of Special Judge Guwahati as prayer was submitted by the I/O for adding Sections 7(a) (b) (c)/8/12/13 (1) (a)/13(2) of P.C Act, 1988 on 11/12/2020.



26 No of accused persons were arrested in connection with CID PS case No 21/2020 whereas 11 and 3 accused persons were arrested in connection with Crime Branch PS Case No. 13/2020 and Diphu P.S Case No. 175/2020 respectively.



During the course of investigation, Rs. 6,26,69,440/- cash, 32 mobile phones, 11 Digital Video Recorders, 5 Laptops and 10 Vehicles were seized.



The investigation led to some startling revelations besides recovery of huge amount of cash.



The scam in September rocked the entire state. The scam was reported from  24 locations of Assam. Former DIG PK Dutta and now -suspended APS Officer Kumar Sanjit Krishna apart from BJP leader Dibon Deka  were arrested in the scam.