Guwahati : Assam government on Monday said that 7 IPS and IAS officers of the state are facing trial on criminal charges.
In a written reply in the Assam assembly, Parliamentary affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said on behalf of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who also holding the home department charge that, 2 IAS officers and 5 IPS officers are facing trial on criminal charges in the state.
The Assam minister said that, a case (19/2016) was registered against IAS officer Kumud Kalita at and another case 327/2015 was registered against IAS officer Chohan Doley and both case registered at Dispur police station.
Apart from the IAS officer, five other IPS officers are also facing trial on criminal charges and they are Mridul Kumar Dutta (CID case no 1/2015), Kuladhar Saikia (CID case no 5/2015), Satyaraj Hazarika (CID case no 77/2010), Y T Gyatso (Bilasipara police station case no 618/2013), N Rajamarthandan (Paltan Bazar police station case no 311/2017).
The Assam minister further said that, departmental proceedings also being initiated against 13 other IPS officials following directive by the state government.
The IPS officials are Prasanta Sagar Changmai, Violet Baruah, Debajyoti Mukherjee, Mridul Kumar Dutta, Mihir Goswami, Jitmal Doley, Moinul Islam Mandal, Binod Kumar, N Rajamarthandan, Prasanta Kumar Dutta, Jiban Singh, S A Karim, Mridulananda Sarma.
Among the IPS officials, N Rajamarthandan was arrested for leaking the investigation information of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) office in Silapathar on March 6 last.
The 2006-batch IPS officer, who also investigating the multi crore rupees Louis Berger bribery scam in Assam was arrested by the crime branch of Guwahati city police after proving his involvement of leaking the information of investigation process of Silapathar incident.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)