Assam Police SI Scam: Rs. 5.36 crore cash recovered in a single day


GUWAHATI: In a major breakthrough in the Assam Police Sub-Inspector (SI) recruitment scam case, the criminal investigation department (CID) recovered Rs. 5,36,88,640 in cash from multiple locations in Bongaigaon, Barpeta and Chirang districts on Saturday.  

Two Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) employees—identified as Rupam Das and Debaraj Das were also arrested from Bongaigaon and Barpeta respectively.

While an amount of Rs. 3 crore, 33 lakh, 36 thousand and 400 was recovered from the Abhayapuri residence of Tarani Banikya, the father-in-law of Rupam Das, nearly Rs 1.7 crore was seized from the house of Debaraj Das in Barpeta district.

“An amount of INR 5,36,88,640 was recovered in searches at Bongaigaon, Barpeta and Chirang district. The money is suspected of being connected to CID Case No 21/2020 (SI Recruitment Case),” said additional director general of police (ADGP) for law and order GP Singh.

The recoveries were reportedly made based on revelations by Saroj Sarma and Rubul Hazarika, who were arrested by the CID in connection with the SI recruitment scam.