Senior BJP Leader Diban Deka was allegedly involved in the Assam Police recruitment paper leak. He is also said to have ‘fled the state’ as he is afraid of being killed at any moment as ‘many big and corrupt officials’ of the Assam Police are involved in the nexus against him.
Pradeep Kumar, chairman of the State Level Police Recruitment Board (SLPRB), responsible for the recruitment of all non-gazetted posts of the Assam Police, said on September 20 that he had received the leaked question paper on his WhatsApp account at around 11:50 am.
Deka denied owning any printing press where the question papers were printed and stated that a small person like him can be killed at any time which is why he has fled the state and taken refuge elsewhere.
On September 12, Kumar had issued a notice cautioning candidates for the examination against touts after an audio clip went viral promising a job for the police sub-inspectors post against payment of Rs 4 lakh in cash.
On September 20, the question paper of the written examination for 597 posts of unarmed sub-inspectors in the Assam Police was leaked and authorities cancelled the test minutes after it had commenced across the state. Around 66,000 candidates had appeared for the written tests cross 154 centres in all the districts.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has directed Kumar to conduct the examination again within a month and asked the director-general of police to identify the nexus which has conspired to spoil the recruitment process.