CM’s vigilance cell submits final chargesheet against arrested Assam DIG

Guwahati. Jan 24: The chief minister’s special vigilance cell of Assam Police has completed the investigation in a case pertaining to disproportionate assets of arrested Assam deputy inspector general of police (border), Rounak Ali Hazarika within 109 days.

Investigating officer Hitesh Thakuria, along with the Special Investigation Team (SIT), submitted the 156-page final supplementary chargesheet against Hazarika, his wife and another person, on Monday.

Hazarika, who was arrested in connection with a disproportionate assets case on October 5, 2021, and is currently serving a jail term, has been charged under various sections of IPC, Prevention of Corruption Act and Official Secrets Act, 1923.

“Upon completion of investigation it is found that Rounak All Hazarika had amassed immovable and movable assets which are disproportionate to his known sources of income, which is 182.19 percent,” a statement from the superintendent of police, chief minister’s special vigilance cell, Assam, said.

“The prosecution sanction has been accorded and received from the ministry of home affairs, Government of India, and the order has been submitted before the court,” the statement said.

Earlier, preliminary and regular enquiries were conducted after the vigilance cell received information about the disproportionate assets amassed by Hazarika and thereafter, a case was registered in the vigilance police station.

Sufficient evidence was gathered during inquiry and it was found that Hazarika had possessed immovable and movable assets disproportionate to his known sources of income during 1992 to 2021.

Hazarika had also incurred expenditure to the tune of Rs 1.74 crore (approximately) as educational expenditure of his two children till date.

It may be recalled that the Assam government had suspended Hazarika in July, 2021, for unauthorised visits to foreign countries.

International travel history of Hazarika, collected earlier, revealed that he travelled abroad nine times without permission from the competent authority.

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