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Samedur declines to confess to his guilt

By STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Nov 29 - Samedur Rahman, one of the prime accused in the cash-for-job scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), today declined to confess to his guilt before the Court of the Judicial Magistrate (Guwahati).

The mysterious volte-face, according to many, could be due to the pressure exerted by other co-accused, including Rakesh Paul.

The court had earlier granted six days reflection period to Rahman, which is possibly the highest period of reflection granted to an accused after he expressed his desire to confess to his guilt.

Investigators, however, played down Rahman�s U-turn and said, �there is sufficient evidence against him. We will proceed by those now.�

Meanwhile, APSC member Basanta Doley, the latest to be arrested in the case, was today produced before the Special Court, Assam which remanded him in 14-day police custody.

Doley was arrested yesterday in connection with the cash-for-job scam registered with Dibrugarh police. Police also recovered two cellphones, four SIM cards along with debit and credit cards, which were shown in the seizure list submitted before the court.

Doley, according to sources, is one of the crucial links in the entire cash-for-job scam in connection with which a number of prime suspects, including APSC chairman Rakesh Paul have already been arrested.

After being produced before the court, the prosecution pleaded for the maximum period of custody, which was granted.

All the arrested accused in the APSC scam so far have been granted maximum period of police custody, which according to experts, is a rarity in the justice delivery system of the State.

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Samedur declines to confess to his guilt

GUWAHATI, Nov 29 - Samedur Rahman, one of the prime accused in the cash-for-job scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC), today declined to confess to his guilt before the Court of the Judicial Magistrate (Guwahati).

The mysterious volte-face, according to many, could be due to the pressure exerted by other co-accused, including Rakesh Paul.

The court had earlier granted six days reflection period to Rahman, which is possibly the highest period of reflection granted to an accused after he expressed his desire to confess to his guilt.

Investigators, however, played down Rahman�s U-turn and said, �there is sufficient evidence against him. We will proceed by those now.�

Meanwhile, APSC member Basanta Doley, the latest to be arrested in the case, was today produced before the Special Court, Assam which remanded him in 14-day police custody.

Doley was arrested yesterday in connection with the cash-for-job scam registered with Dibrugarh police. Police also recovered two cellphones, four SIM cards along with debit and credit cards, which were shown in the seizure list submitted before the court.

Doley, according to sources, is one of the crucial links in the entire cash-for-job scam in connection with which a number of prime suspects, including APSC chairman Rakesh Paul have already been arrested.

After being produced before the court, the prosecution pleaded for the maximum period of custody, which was granted.

All the arrested accused in the APSC scam so far have been granted maximum period of police custody, which according to experts, is a rarity in the justice delivery system of the State.