GUWAHATI: The investigation in the Assam Police Sub-Inspector (SI) recruitment scam case has revealed many surprising details about the properties owned by retired cop Prasanta Kumar Dutta. The former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police is one of the prime accused in the case.
According toreports, the former police officer amassed an empire of Rs. 200 crore properties at various places in the state.
Dutta who was allegedly involved in the secret killings of Assam during 1990s, owns land at several locations in Guwahati. He is the owner of four hotels in the city—Bhargav Grand at Betkuchi, Hotel Bhargav at Upasana Palace, Ganeshguri, Hotel Bhargav at Paltan Bazaar and another Bhargav Grand at Lokhra. Dutta has his residence at Hengerabari in Guwahati.
On the other hand, the former cop owns more than 20 bighas of land at various places of Guwahati. Recently, an FIR was lodged against him at Basistha Police Station in a land grabbing case.
Before his retirement as the DIG in the Barak valley, PK Dutta reportedly bought a tea estate. On the other hand, he owns a hotel, five flats in his hometown Dibrugarh. Recently, the retired police officer purchased more than 100 bighas of land to construct a residential school in Dibrugarh. Dutta is also the owner of another tea garden in Dibrugarh.