3 officials held in agri scam

 GUWAHATI, March 7 – The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today arrested three more government officials in connection with a multi-crore-rupee electronic motor supply scam in the Agriculture department. Those arrested are executive engineer Jayanta Sarma, assistant executive engineer Bhaskarjyoti Das and junior engineer Mukul Chandra Dev.

After being produced before the Court of Special Judge, Assam, the trio was remanded in three-day police custody.

The trio, according to sources, connived with several other government officials and contractors to create fictitious names who were later shown as beneficiaries of the electronic motor distribution scheme.

The scam took place during 2010-11 in Nalbari district.

A number of government officials and private contractors have already been booked in this connection and part chargesheet has been filed. The case was filed with the CID police station by the Assam Public Works, a voluntarily organization.

Sources said more arrests could follow in the near future.

Source : http://assamtribune.com