GUWAHATI– Two more Assam Police personnel have been arrested in the Bajali corruption case. The two arrested Assam Police personnel have been identified as Samsing Angleng and Lakshya Adhikari.
Angleng was arrested from Doboka, while Adhikari was arrested from Hojai district of Assam. With this, the total number of police personnel arrested in the Bajali corruption case has increased to eleven (11).
Senior officers of Assam Police are also included among those arrested.
The Assam Police personnel arrested earlier were: former Bajali SP Siddharth Buragohain, ASP Gayatri Sonowal and her husband Bobby Singh Sharma, DSP Puskal Gogoi, SI Anup Jyoti Patgiri, SI Debojit Giri, ASI Sasanka Das, ABC Inzamamul Hasan and two drivers – Deepjoy Roy and Nabir Ahmed.
The Bajali corruption case came under scrutiny when a betel nut trader named Rabiul Islam filed an FIR, complaining that he was falsely implicated in a criminal case by the mentioned police officials.
Rabiul Islam also claimed that police officials had threatened him of dire consequences and demanded several crores of rupees as bribe.
According to reports, the accused police officers had demanded Rs 5 crore from Islam and threatened to arrest him in a false case if he did not pay the demanded amount.
The case is currently being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam Police.