Guwahati, Sep 20 (PTI) The state government has suspended a teacher who was in police custody for more than 48 hours, an Assam government minister said on Tuesday. The suspended teacher recently alleged corruption in the recruitment of 26,000 posts in grades III and IV.
A few days ago, Victor Das had tweeted targeting Chief Minister Himanta Vishwa Sharma and Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahant, alleging that some officers and former MLAs were asking bribes of Rs 3-8 lakh to get jobs in the current recruitment.
Subsequently, Das was summoned for questioning and arrested by the Guwahati police on 9 September on charges of “spreading rumors and conspiring to create enmity among various sections of the community in connection with the selection for government posts”.
Das was granted bail on September 16.
Assam Education Minister Ranoj Begu said that according to the Assam Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1964, any government servant who remains in police custody for more than 48 hours is considered suspended.
“His (Das) suspension has nothing to do with his allegations or his association with a private coaching centre. It is because of service rules.
He said here that the suspension order was issued on September 13. The minister said departmental action would be taken against Das, a teacher working in a school in Kamrup district.
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