GMC Sludge Extraction Scam: Main Accused Held In Rajasthan

A team of officials from the Chief Minister’s Special Vigilance Cell was sent to Rajasthan to arrest and bring him back to Assam.
The main accused in GMC sludge extraction scam was arrested from Rajasthan | REPRESENTATIVE
The main accused in GMC sludge extraction scam was arrested from Rajasthan | REPRESENTATIVE

The main accused in the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) sludge extraction scam was on Monday arrested from Rajasthan.

The Chief Engineer (CE) of GMC, Tajdiqur Rahman, who had been on the run since the incident came to light, was apprehended today.

A team of officials from the Chief Minister’s Special Vigilance Cell was sent to Rajasthan to arrest and bring him back to Assam.

It may be noted that the Chief Minister’s Vigilance Cell was on October 21 handed the custody of all eight arrested in the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) scam case for five days, after they were arrested earlier in the day.

Sleuths of the CM Vigilance Cell in Assam arrested eight accused for their alleged involvement in the massive GMC sludge extraction scam in Guwahati.

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The arrested individuals were identified as GMC OSD Babulal Sharma, cleanliness officer Aafis Ahmed and Executive Engineers Shankar Medhi, Ramakant Saikia, Elleen Begum, Chittaranjan Dutta, and Hiranya Barman.

They also arrested the Director of Dinsan Global Venture, Dinesh Jaiswal in connection with the matter.

According to officials, those arrested, used to extort money by submitting fake bills for a long time. They would make fake bills in the name of sludge extraction.

After getting information of the illegal operations, officers conducted an operation during which the tainted GMC officials were held.

Officials had said then that two accused in the case, Simantajyoti Barman and Tajdiqur Rahman were on the run.

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