GUWAHATI, Oct 13 - Mukul Saikia, the Superintendent of Police, Anti-Corruption and Vigilance Wing of Assam Police, has sought posting outside Guwahati in the interest of a free and fair inquiry into the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) anomalies.
In an additional affidavit filed by the investigating officer with the Gauhati High Court, Saikia stated that as Rakesh Paul, the APSC chairman, is an influential person in Guwahati and has close links at high levels, there is every possibility of the investigation getting hampered.
Saikia, through the affidavit, sought transfer to any independent posting outside Guwahati, while holding the additional power of SP, Anti-Corruption and Vigilance.
In the affidavit filed, particulars of the assets owned by the APSC chairman and his kith and kin were also specified. Further, assets of Sanjay Paul were also specified in the affidavit.
The Court, in response to the writ petition filed by KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi alleging largescale anomalies in the APSC, has fixed October 15 as the next date for hearing.