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Saradha Scam – Ex-DGP Shankar Baruah kills self to escape arrest

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Ex DGP of Assam IPS Shankar BaruahFormer Director General of Assam Police – Shankar Barua – has committed suicide by shooting himself. He was rushed to a private hospital where he was declared dead. Barua was released from Hospital today and reached home before the incident.

It is to be noted that the former DGP has been under the scanner of The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the multi crore Saradha chit fund scam. The CBI had conducted searches in the residence of the former DGP on August 28 along with 11 other locations in the city.

The CBI had also made searches in the residence of dissident Congress leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, the premises of a private television news channel NewsLive – headed by Sharma’s wife Riniki Bhuyan Sarma, Assamese singer Sadananda Gogoi and residence of former minister and Congress legislator Anjan Dutta.

Subsequently on August 12 the CBI had arrested singer Gogoi in Kolkata in connection with the Saradha scam.

Mentionable that Shankar Barua was alleged to be a close associate of Ex-minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is one of the suspected in the multi-crore scam.

Citing CBI’s move on Sharadha scam – it has been known from sources that Congress leader & MLA Himanta Biswa Sarma is locating himself in Delhi to escape from arrest. CBI is yet to arrest the notorious former minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

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Saradha Scam – Ex-DGP Shankar Baruah kills self to escape arrest

By: Times of Assam Bureau Read time: 1 min