Sonowal pledges action against guilty in SI exam paper leak case

GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal assured to unearth the nexus that conspired to spoil the recruitment process of sub inspectors (SI) in Assam Police, reiterating that the investigation in the case was going on in full swing.

“All culprits involved in the case would be brought to book,” Sonowal said on Saturday, while referring to the recent leak of question papers of the recruitment examination for sub-inspectors in the state police force.

The chief minister further reiterated that the state government’s unrelenting initiatives against corruption have significantly boosted people’s confidence in the administrative machinery.

“Corruption was prevalent in Assam from earlier times and the present government through its anti corruption campaign tried to weed out this menace from society. As a result of the government’s anti-corruption drives, people’s confidence in the administrative machinery has increased significantly,” Sonowal said.

The chief minister said the state government has conducted recruitment processes in the most transparent manner and appointed youths purely on merit and competence.

Sonowal urged people to stay away from all forms of corrupt practices and help the government in the anti-corruption campaign.

The chief minister also distributed appointment letters to the newly recruited forest rangers and appointees on compassionate ground in the department of environment and forest, at a programme held here on Saturday evening.

Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said the incumbent government since the time of assuming office has unleashed an uncompromising and relentless fight against corruption.

“The government has adopted a zero tolerance attitude against corruption and carried out massive anti-corruption drives,” he said, adding that many government officials were arrested and put behind bars on corruption charges in the past four years. 

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