BJP MP’s daughter, 18 other govt officers arrested in cash-for-job scam in Assam

Prime News, Nation, (Dispur), July 19:-Assam police on Wednesday arrested Pallavi Sharma, daughter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP RP Sharma, and 18 other government officers in connection with the cash-for-job scam of Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).

Earlier, police had filed charge sheet against former Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul and few other members in connection with the case.

Police had earlier identified 25 officers of the 2015 batch who had bribed APSC officials to get jobs through doctored answer scripts.

Out of those 25 officials, 13 were in Assam Civil Services, seven in Assam Police Services and the rest are in allied civil services.

On November 8, police arrested 16 civil services officials in this regard.

Former APSC chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul was arrested on November 4 last year after the arrest of its two members — Samedur Rahman and Basanta Kumar Doley.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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