GUWAHATI, March 19 - Prime accused in the Silapathar �hate speech� case Subodh Biswas, besides enjoying a good rapport with a number of influential individuals of the State, was also in touch with the arrested former chairman of the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Rakesh Paul.
It has been reliably learnt that Biswas was also one of the men who had reportedly lobbied for the candidature of Paul for the top APSC post.
Sources said, �Among many other persons from the State, Biswas too had lobbied for Paul's appointment to the top post. However, it is still being probed whether Biswas had recommended the names of any candidate(s) for the jobs through the APSC.�
�Not just with Biswas, a few other important members of the Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samannay Samity (NIBBUS) were also in touch with Paul during his tenure as the APSC chairman,� sources told this reporter.
�Many new facets have come up regarding the nexus of Biswas and Paul, which we are corroborating,� sources pointed out.
Meanwhile, sources also informed that the investigation into the cash-for-jobs scam in the APSC scam would take a crucial turn once Biswas is arrested.
�Photos of Biswas with many prominent personalities, including political bigwigs have already surfaced. But there are few other known personalities with whom the prime accused of the Silapathar case enjoyed a cordial relationship,� sources stated.
Meanwhile, Director General of Assam Police Mukesh Sahay today said that the police is very close to a breakthrough in the ongoing search operation against Subodh Biswas.
�There is nothing more we can share now. The operation is going in the right path,� the DGP asserted.