Retired police officer PK Dutta, who was on the run, was arrested from the Indo-Nepal Border on Monday.


Retired senior officer of the Assam Police PK Dutta – one of many males accused of taking part in a key function in leaking the examination paper for recruitment of sub-inspectors in Assam Police – was detained from the Indo-Nepal Border on Monday, after being on the run for about two weeks.

In line with the police, Dutta was caught on the idea of a lookout discover at Nepal’s Kakarbhitta city bordering West Bengal in India. He has been repatriated and is presently in Jalpaiguri’s Panitanki village, 1.5 km from Kakarbhitta and virtually 85 km from Darjeeling.

“He can be delivered to Assam on transit remand by Tuesday night time and can be taken in custody,” a police official stated.

In line with sources, Dutta was caught whereas returning to Assam from Nepal, the place he had fled together with his son after the rip-off got here to mild.

The police used Dutta’s digital footprints to trace his location.

On September 20, query papers for Assam Police Recruitment Examination had been leaked on the social media minutes after the check began. The exams for 597 posts, for which greater than 60,000 candidates had utilized, needed to be cancelled and an enormous investigation was initiated as instructed by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Raids at numerous places, together with Dutta’s lodges Bhargav Grand and Bhargav on September 23 and 24, confirmed he had carried out mock assessments utilizing the unique examination paper. Dutta and former BJP chief Diban Deka – suspended after his involvement within the rip-off surfaced – had been named key accused within the rip-off. A lookout discover was issued to arrest the retired police officer and a money reward of Rs 1 lakh was additionally introduced.

Diban Deka was arrested final week.

To date, greater than 24 folks have been arrested from throughout Assam on this connection.