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Arrested APSC member willing to confess to guilt

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 22 - Arrested member of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Samedur Rahman today told the Court of Special Judge, Assam (Guwahati) that he wants to confess to his guilt.

Rahman was arrested by Dibrugarh police in the APSC cash-for-job scam.

After being produced before the Court following expiry of 14 days of police custody, Rahman was sent to judicial custody and will be reproduced again on December 6.

Sources told this reporter that after Rahman expressed his willingness to confess today, the Court directed the police to produce the accused before the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup (Metro), for recording of confessional statements.

On being enquired by the Court, Rahman submitted that no physical or mental torture was meted out to him during the police custody and he had received proper food and medical attention.

Special Public Prosecutor BK Mahajan, replying to a question, said, �In such a case the magistrate recording the statement under Section 164 of the CrPC has to remand the accused to judicial custody for a few days so that he gets enough time for reflection. On the date so given for production of the accused, he shall be brought before the Court of CJM or any other magistrate for recording his statement under Section 164 of the CRPC.�

Earlier, Dibrugarh police submitted a number of incriminating documents seized by them during the course of investigation.

A disclosure statement of another arrested accused, Pabitra Kaibartta, was placed before the Special Judge, Assam, under Section 27 of the Evidence Act.

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