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Chargesheets against 255 High Officials for Corruption

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By- Staff Reporter | Date- March 08, 2012

In a development that may expose many high level corruption cases, The Court of Special Judge, Assam (Guwahati) has directed the Chief Minister’s Special Vigilance Cell, Vigilance and Anti Corruption wing of Assam Police and the Criminal Investigation Department to file chargesheet against 255 public servants.

The court directed the investigating officers to file the charge sheet against all of them within 10 days. These 255 public servants against whom chargesheet are be filed includes six IAS officers, a former APSC Chairman and 16 ACS officers. They were indicted in 21 different cases of corruption between 2007 to 2010.

The prosecution sanctions from the government were awaited and have been kept on hold for more than three months. The order understandably was passed in view of the recent order by Supreme Court of India, where the apex court had permitted the investigating agencies to file the charge sheet if the prosecution sanction is not issued within three months after the case is registered.

The IAS officers against whom charge sheet would be filed are include Alok Khera (the then DC, Hailakandi), Mahat Chandra Brahma (the then DC, Dhemaji), Ajoy Sankar Tiwari (the then DC, Morigaon), Gayatri Baruah (the then DC, Dhubri) and H Narzary (the then DC Tinsukia).

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Chargesheets against 255 High Officials for Corruption

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