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Rakesh Paul paid money to Cong ministers

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GUWAHATI, Jan 9 - Prime accused in the cash-for-jobs scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), Rakesh Paul had paid huge amount of money to several high-profile former Congress ministers.

In his statement to the investigators, Paul alleged that he had personally paid one such former minister an amount of Rs 20 lakh in one instalment. The former APSC chairman has also named a number of other senior Congress leaders who he used to meet frequently during his tenure at the top post.

Sources without wishing to be named told The Assam Tribune that one such beneficiary Congress leader would soon be summoned for questioning by the investigators.

�These are big names in the political circuit that we are talking about. We are cross-examining and corroborating the statements and nothing more could be said at this point of time,� sources asserted.

Meanwhile, sources further stated that Rakesh Paul�s brother Rajiv Paul, who continues to remain elusive, is in possession of all the information and documents related to disproportionate assets.

�Although, police has zeroed in on a number of such benami properties, many such assets owned by Rakesh Paul are still to be unearthed,� sources claimed.

�The arrest of Rajiv Paul will be very crucial from the point of view of the ongoing investigation and also filing of the chargesheet,� sources said.

Dibrugarh Police, which had earlier sought time for submission of the case diary, will do the same tomorrow before the court.

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Rakesh Paul paid money to Cong ministers

GUWAHATI, Jan 9 - Prime accused in the cash-for-jobs scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), Rakesh Paul had paid huge amount of money to several high-profile former Congress ministers.

In his statement to the investigators, Paul alleged that he had personally paid one such former minister an amount of Rs 20 lakh in one instalment. The former APSC chairman has also named a number of other senior Congress leaders who he used to meet frequently during his tenure at the top post.

Sources without wishing to be named told The Assam Tribune that one such beneficiary Congress leader would soon be summoned for questioning by the investigators.

�These are big names in the political circuit that we are talking about. We are cross-examining and corroborating the statements and nothing more could be said at this point of time,� sources asserted.

Meanwhile, sources further stated that Rakesh Paul�s brother Rajiv Paul, who continues to remain elusive, is in possession of all the information and documents related to disproportionate assets.

�Although, police has zeroed in on a number of such benami properties, many such assets owned by Rakesh Paul are still to be unearthed,� sources claimed.

�The arrest of Rajiv Paul will be very crucial from the point of view of the ongoing investigation and also filing of the chargesheet,� sources said.

Dibrugarh Police, which had earlier sought time for submission of the case diary, will do the same tomorrow before the court.