DTO Prasenjit Ghosh arrested in relation to APSC cash for job scam

  • DTO Prasenjit Ghosh arrested in relation to APSC cash for job scam
10-04-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

District Transport Officer (DTO) of Sonitpur district Prasenjit Ghosh, who was holding the office in Guwahati few days back, has been arrested by Dibrugarh Police in relation to the APSC cash for job scam.

The DTO’s arrest takes the total number of arrested officers of Assam Civil, Police and allied services to 37. It may be mentioned that Ghosh was earlier questioned by the CID for his alleged involvement in a coal scam in Guwahati.

Forensic test of the DTO’s APSC answer sheets have revealed that they are fake; Ghosh had written on answer sheets published at the press of Rajeev Paul, brother of prime accused in APSC cash for job scam Rakesh Paul. It may also be mentioned here that Prasenjit Ghosh is Rakesh Paul’s nephew. Rakesh Paul had signed on his answer sheets as the examiner and allotted marks.

Ghosh joined as the DTO of Sonitpur district on March 19, after his name had emerged in the coal scam. Many have also alleged that he was transferred to Sonitpur by Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary and Commissioner Secretary (Transport) Ashutosh Agnihotri in a bid to safeguard the DTO.

Earlier, Dibrugarh Police has arrested six APSC officials on March 28 in relation to the scam.

Interestingly, Ghosh’s wife is also an ACS officer.

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