Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi last night accused that Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is protecting the main accused of the APSC scam by not arresting Rakesh Paul’s brother Rajiv Paul.
Talking to media in the Guwahati Book fair last night, he said that for past 24 months, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had allowed Rajib Paul to be absconding.
“Yes I made a mistake by allowing to continue Rakesh Paul as the Chairman of APSC and I should have taken action but there was no strong hardcore evidence were produced before me that time. But after his arrest, the BJP government was not arresting the main co-accused for past 24 months’ questioned Mr. Gogoi.
“Why the CBi was not handed over the selection process of 2016 also. Because Sonowal and his Government equally responsible for the APSC scam” said Mr. Gogoi, repeatedly admitting that Rakesh Paul appointment during his time was a mistake.