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APSC member Samedur Rahman arrested

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 9 - Absconding Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) member Dr Samedur Rahman, who was arrested in the wee hours today from his residence at Rangiya was produced before the Special Court which remanded him to 14 days police custody.

Rahman is the second APSC member arrested by the police on charges of corruption.

Rahman was arrested by Dibrugarh Police in connection with Dibrugarh Police Station case number 936/16 wherein several sections of Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act have been attributed, Special Public Prosecutor Bijan Kumar Mahajan appearing on behalf of the Government told this reporter.

Police has sought the maximum period of custody citing that there was a necessity to interrogate arrested APSC chairman Rakesh Paul and Rahman together to unearth the nexus and recovery of incriminating materials and locating benami properties, if any.

Dibrugarh ASP Surjeet Singh Panesar, who is leading the investigations into the massive recruitment racket, told The Assam Tribune that the police got a tip-off about his presence at his residence yesterday and caught him a little after midnight.

�He was produced before a special court here which remanded him to 14 days� police custody. We are interrogating him,� Panesar said.

Pleading innocence, Rahman told reporters that he has been a �victim of APSC chairman Rakesh Paul and his gang�s conspiracy�.

�He (Paul) had kept the Commission members in dark about his nefarious activities. At times, I had objected to some of his deeds. That is why, I am being framed in the case,� Rahman said, denying that he was evading the police.

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