GUWAHATI, June 14 - Upholding its previous judgment, the Gauhati High Court has directed the State government to constitute a judicial commission headed by a retired High Court Judge to probe the cash-for-job scam in the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).
The Court also dismissed the review petition of the State government wherein it had expressed their reservation in constituting the judicial commission.
The direction came in response to a public interest litigation filed by Okram Singh, an RTI activist.
The Court, in its order, further directed the government to constitute the commission within a month.
Further, the Court also accepted the prayer of the Central Bureau of Investigation to register a regular case and further investigate prime accused Rakesh Paul’s disproportionate assets case.
The CBI was represented by Assistant Solicitor General of India SC Keyal.
The Court has also accepted the preliminary report of the CBI in regard to the disproportionate assets owned by Paul.