A youth identified as Suman Bhattacharya was arrested from the premises of Assam Secretariat who had come early in the morning to join as a Junior Assistant in the Secretariat Administration Department (SAD) of Janata Bhawan in Guwahati on Wednesday by producing a fake appointment letter.
The person claimed that he has got appointment in the Junior Assistant post last April and also produced an appointment letter. The officials of the Assam secretariat on closer inspection found out that the appointment letter is ‘fake’ after they asked him about the entrance examination and the location of the centre from which he appeared in the exam.
This person had reportedly claimed that he got his appointment letter by appearing in an exam on Jan 9 at the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) office which actually can’t be true as the exam for the particular post was on Jan 23 and there was no exam centre in the APSC office of Guwahati.
Following the incident, the officials of the SAD informed police and after going through the documents produced by the person, police took him to Dispur PS.
Police sources said that investigation is on to determine whether the particular person was duped by some third party and it involves a much larger scam or the particular person had planned the whole thing alone.