Tezpur (Assam), Apr 9 (PTI) The District Transport Officer (DTO) of Sonitpur was arrested today on the charge of being involvement in the APSC cash-for-job scam, police said.

It has been alleged that the DTO, Prasenjit Kumar Ghosh, had got his job through unfair means during the tenure of former Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) chairman Rakesh Paul who has been arrested in 2016.

Ghosh was taken into custody while he was returning from an official conference at the Sonitpur Deputy Commissioner’s office here, Additional Superintendent of Police Numal Mahatta said.

He was arrested and sent to the custody of Guwahati Special Investigation Branch, Mahatta said.

Ghosh, who was earlier posted as Kamrup (Metro) District Transport Officer (Enforcement), was transferred as Sonitpur DTO on March 11 after his name had cropped up in connection with the scam.

Former APSC chairman Rakesh Paul was arrested on November 4, 2016 on charges of accepting money in exchange of jobs to those taking examinations conducted by APSC.

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