Rs. 121 crore corruption: Gautam Baruah sent to CM’s SVC custody

Rs. 121 crore corruption: Gautam Baruah sent to CM’s SVC custody

Aspecial court on Wednesday sent Gautam Baruah, the former chairman of AssamBuilding and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, Guwahati (ABOCWWB) to6-day custody of the CM's Special Vigilance Cell. He was arrested in connectionwith a corruption case of Rs. 121 crore.

Baruahwas arrested on Monday in Delhi and produced before the court in Guwahati on Wednesday.He is the alleged prime accused in the corruption case and was absconding andevading arrest in connection with the case.

Thecase was registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by Tapan Sarma, IAS, thethen Labour Commissioner Cum Member Secretary of ABOCWWB about the forgery andlarge scale misappropriation of board funds, by his predecessor MemberSecretary and Chairman.

Duringthe investigation, it has been established that the criminal conspiracyresulted in misappropriation of the funds of more than Rs. 121 crore, from thefund accumulated through the collection of tax of the ABOCWWB in the bankaccount.

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