GUWAHATI, May 24 - The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has today written to the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Metro) seeking restriction on the sale, transfer or lease of properties acquired by Rakesh Kumar Paul, the prime accused in the APSC cash-for-job-scam.
The letter has been written in connection with the CID police station case (27/2018) registered under Sections 120B/420 IPC read with Sec 7/13(1)(d)/13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The investigating officer of the case, Nirmal Baishya, in his letter has also asked the Deputy Commissioner to facilitate assessment of the value of the properties listed, which would aid the ongoing investigation.
The CID, during its investigation, has unearthed that Paul, the suspended Chairman of the APSC, has acquired properties in various locations within the jurisdiction of Kamrup (Metro) which includes a residential apartment in a multi-storey building and a space of about 1000 square feet in a building at Ulubari area. Both the properties are registered in Paul�s name.
The investigation agency has requested the district administration to impede sale, transfer and lease of a plot of land measuring half bigha owned by Rakesh Paul�s wife Sunanda Paul.
�Another plot of land measuring more than 3 kathas has also been earmarked by the CID,� sources told The Assam Tribune. These properties are located in Panikhaiti and Japorigog areas.
Sources said that the value of the properties will run into crores of rupees since they are located in prime locations.
�Further, the money trail is still being investigated and more new facets is likely to emerge,� sources added.