GUWAHATI, Nov 12 - Police today arrested Pabitra Kaibartta, assistant controller of examination of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), from his Hengrabari residence here in connection with the recruitment scam.
Police, meanwhile, have also recovered cash worth Rs 10 lakh along with 11 answer sheets, nine pages of tabulation sheets, two cell phones, a laptop, two bank passbooks and a key to a bank locker during a search conducted in the Srimantapur house of Sunanda Paul, the wife of prime accused Rakesh Paul, who is already in police custody.
Kaibartta, who was later produced in the Court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class), was remanded to four-day police custody.
Although the investigation agency sought 14-day police remand, the court limited the remand period to four days with a direction to produce the accused before the Court of Special Judge, Assam (Guwahati) on November 15, the day on which the court reopens.
The court has also directed that all relevant directions of the BK Basu case (Supreme Court) should be followed by the police and that the accused will have to be medically examined every 24 hours.
When contacted, special public prosecutor BK Mahajan said, �The power of remand, either in police or judicial custody, is vested in the Court of Special Judge, Assam, in all the cases registered in Assam under the Prevention of Corruption Act.�
Today being a holiday, the accused was produced before the Judicial Magistrate (First Class) and �as such he has been remanded to four days� police custody as the intervening days are also holidays,� he said.