CID arrests three in Assam Police SI exam question paper leak case


Guwahati: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam Police has arrested three persons in connection with the leak of the question paper that prompted the cancellation of the written examination for 597 posts of sub-inspectors (SI) in Assam Police last Sunday.

Three of the accused have been identified as Hirakjyoti Barua, Kushal Das and Jubami Bramha. According to police officials, Hirakjyoti Baruah was a candidate in this examination and had collected the answer sheet and forwarded it. 

On the other hand, one BJP youth leader Diban Deka has been interrogated by the CID for his alleged involvement in the leakage of the question paper. Meanwhile, the Crime Branch of Assam Police has also detained some more people in connection with the aforesaid case.

Assam Police have also detained one Sanjib Sarma from Noonmati area in Guwahati. He was nabbed from his residence where the police recovered the leaked papers of the SI examination and Forest Department examination.

Assam Police have also detained four owners of a Thank You Lodge at Ganeshguri, Guwahati. The four owners have been identified as Alakesh Baishya, Pranjal Baishya, Bimal Thapa and Pranab Bora. It has come to light that a secret written test was conducted for the posts of sub-inspector in Assam Police in the lodge itself.

The examination had commenced across 154 centres across the state on Sunday noon when it had to be canceled after authorities took cognizance of the alleged leak of the question paper on social media (Whatsapp groups).

Meanwhile, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the chairman of the State Level Police Recruitment Board (SLPRB), Pradeep Kumar to conduct a re-examination within a month.