GUWAHATI, Aug 21 - Police today conducted searches in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) office here in connection with the fresh case registered against prime accused in the cash-for-jobs scam Rakesh Paul even as Gauhati High Court today fixed August 24 as the date of judgment on the bail petitions filed on behalf of nine other accused.
The search operation was led by ACP Sujit Saikia in connection with the Dispur police station case wherein the complainant had alleged Paul and his associate of charging huge amount of money for providing the job of the Agricultural Development Officer.
Police has requisitioned a set of documents from the APSC through an official communication today.
Meanwhile as many as nine bail applications were filed on behalf of Naba Kanta Patir, Basanta Kumar Doley, Samedur Rahman, Abbass Ali Ahmed, Syed Musarraf , Mamud Ali Choudhury and three Assam Civil Service officials including Bhaskar Chandra Deb Sarma, Amrit Jyoti Sarma and Bhaskar Dutta Das came up for hearing in the Gauhati High Court today.
While most of the bail applications were claimed in pursuance of the recent order passed by the Supreme Court vis-a-vis Rakesh Paul where the latter was granted default bail, a couple of accused demanded bail on merit.