NALBARI,Dec 24 � In a major judgement, the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) today sentenced imprisonment to former State Assembly Speaker Pulakesh Baruah, two former inspectors of schools and three others relating to a case of illegal appointment of teachers in Nalbari district.
The CJM Dibyajoti Mahanta in his judgement on the case (No 238/2006) sentenced two years� imprisonment each in two sections of the case to the former Assembly Speaker Pulakesh Baruah, former inspectors of schools of Nalbari Amulya Chaudhury and Satish Sarma along with a fine of Rs 20,000 each in two sections. In the same judgement, the magistrate ordered four months� simple imprisonment to Harmohan Bharali, Bhudev Goswami and Ramcharan Sarma who were employees of Nalbari Inspector of School office.
It may be mentioned here that four deprived candidates � Manabendra Sarma, Khagen Kalita, Pranab Deka and Dilip Deka had filed a case at the Gauhati High Court in 2006 alleging massive irregularities in teachers appointment in 1996 in various high schools of Barkshetri LAC. Later the case was shifted to Nalbari CJM Court.
In this case the Nalbari police had also arrested former Assembly Speaker Pulakesh Baruah, Amulya Chaudhuri, Satish Sarma along with the three employees a few months ago and sent them to judicial custody. However they were granted bail.