Guwahati, March 24: Former Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) Chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul has been granted bail by the Gauhati High Court in a case registered against him at the Bhangagarh Police Station. This development paves the way for his release from jail, as he had already secured bail in other cases registered against him in connection with the APSC cash-for-job scam.
Paul was arrested in November 2016 and has been in judicial custody since then. He has been accused of accepting bribes in exchange for government job appointments. The case has been ongoing for several years and has led to widespread outrage and protests in the state.
The Gauhati High Court’s decision to grant bail to Paul in this particular case is a significant development in the case. However, he still faces several other charges related to the scam and will have to continue fighting them in court.
The APSC cash-for-job scam is one of the biggest corruption scandals to hit the state of Assam in recent years. It has led to a loss of faith in the government and the state’s public service commission. The investigation and subsequent legal proceedings have been closely watched by the public, with many hoping that justice will be served.
Overall, while the grant of bail to Rakesh Kumar Paul is a significant development, it is only one step in a long legal process that is still ongoing. The case is a stark reminder of the need for transparency and accountability in government appointments, and the importance of upholding the rule of law in the country.