27 Assam police officials chargesheeted

Guwahati: CBI has chargesheeted 27 Assam Police for their alleged involvement in the multi-crore rupees scandal in the appointment of constables in the 10th Assam Police Battalion.

CBI sources said here on Sunday that the chargesheet was filed earlier this week for anomalies found in 2007 in the appointment procedure and siphoning off of about Rs 19 crore in fake appointments from 2001 to 2006.

Among the chargesheeted were three retired IPS officers - Paresh Neog, Indrakanta Gogoi and Jiban Singh for being allegedly involved in the scandal, the sources said.

The case was handed over to CBI in 2009 following which the central probe agency grilled several police officials and at least seven IPS officers.

The scam is being investigated by the anti-corruption wing of CBI.