APS officer ADCP Sukanya Das has been arrested for her alleged involvement in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) cash-for-jobs scam, that took place in 2013 and 2014.
Earlier, Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Assam Police team probing the cash-for-job scam, summoned Das for questioning in the matter on December 1, 2023.
At least 21 civil servant officers so far has been suspended in connection with the infamous APSC cash-for-jobs scam.
All the officers have been placed under immediate suspension according to a order passed by the Government of Assam.
Out of 21 suspended officers, 11 are from the Assam Police Service (APS), four are Assam Civil Service (ASC) officers, one Excise Inspector, one ARCS officer and three Assistant Employment Officers.
The ongoing investigation into criminal offenses related to the APSC cash for job scam has revealed that these officers benefited from irregularities by illegally increasing their marks, which allowed them to be recommended for appointment.
Based on the report of former Justice Biplab Kumar Sharma, all 21 have been suspended from their jobs.