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Assam CM’s vigilance cell arrests retired technocrat


GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister’s Vigilance Cell on Thursday arrested retired Additional Chief Engineer of PWD (Roads), Biswanath Bhattacharya here on charges of indulging in corruption while he was in the service of the state government.

Notably, during the tenure of Bhattacharya fake bills amounting to Rs 60 lakhs were passed by Tengakhat Rural Roads Subdivision of Dibrugarh PWD (Roads) Division. After finding incriminating evidence of the retired officer’s involvement in the case, Chief Minister’s Vigilance Cell arrested Bhattacharya.

Seven persons had already been arrested in the case including executive engineer, engineer, junior engineer, contractor etc.  Following the direction of the Chief Minister to register a case in the matter, Chief Minister’s Vigilance Cell registered a case and started investigation which resulted in the arrest of seven persons apart from Biswanath Bhattacharya’s arrest.

Moreover, Chief Minister’s Vigilance Cell today also arrested Bank of Baroda’s Hailakandi Branch Manager Gautam Das at Guwahati for embezzling Rs 1.39 crore through Kishan Credit Card scam. Das served as the Manager of the Hailakandi Branch of Bank of Baroda while the Kishan Credit Card scam took place between the years 2011 and 2015.






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