Suspended Assam DIG Rounak Ali Hazarika Sent To 10 Day Police Custody

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Published: October 6,2021 03:57 PM
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Hazarika was arrested yesterday, October 5 from his Guwahati residence after a team of CM’s Vigilance Cell conducted raids at his residence and found properties and expenditure beyond his means.

October 6, 2021: Suspended Assam Police DIG Rounak Ali Hazarika has been remanded to 10 days police custody. After the 10 days custody, Hazarika arrested on charges of disproportionate assets case, would be produced before the special court.



Hazarika is said to have assets worth over Rs 300 crore. His assets include properties in Guwahati and Shimla, land in Guwahati among others.



Hazarika was arrested yesterday, October 5 from his Guwahati residence after a team of CM’s Vigilance Cell conducted raids at his residence and found properties and expenditure beyond his means.





The Assam police press release said, "The percentage of his disproportionate assets is found to be 164.80 per cent. The inventory memo is being prepared and sufficient corroborative evidences like foreign currencies have been recovered from his residence".



The release said that the officer had spent some Rs 1,74,12,974 as educational expenditure on his two children till date. "International travel history of Rounak Ali Hazarika, has been collected and it reveals that he had left the country and travelled abroad 9 times without permission from competent authority," the release added.



Apart from salary account in State Bank of India, DIG and his family members have accounts in Axis Bank, Yes Bank, etc., and huge amounts were found to be deposited in cash during the period of 2019-2021.



"He being a public servant is in possession of disproportionate assets which is a criminal misconduct under Section 13(1) (b) of the PC (Amendment) Act 2018", it added.



The Assam police release concluded that there was sufficient evidence against Hazarika and said his actions were in contravention to Section 2(c) of the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act 2018.