Ajanta Hazarika, assistant superintendent of Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) Credit: Special arrangement

Dr Ajanta Hazarika, the assistant superintendent of Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) wanted in a cash-for-job scam, surrendered before the chief judicial magistrate court in Dibrugarh on Monday, almost three weeks after being on the run.

The development came three days after Dibrugarh police arrested accused her husband Simanta Jyoti Saikia on the charges of concealing facts.

According to sources, Dr Hazarika surrendered before the CJM court from where she has been sent to judicial custody.

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The development came three days after Dibrugarh police arrested accused her husband Simanta Jyoti Saikia on the charges of concealing facts

“Police had registered a case against her following a complaint by a resident, Amar Nath, under Section 120B, 420, 409, 406 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code and since then she was evading arrest,” added sources.

The matter came to light on December 7 after Nath lodged an FIR against Dr Hazarika at Gabharupathar police outpost in Dibrugarh alleging that she took around Rs 22 lakh from three job aspirants with a promise to provide them jobs in the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR).

Sources said Nath alleged that he had transferred half of the amount sought by Dr Hazarika to the bank accounts of one Rajeev Parashar at Sixmile in Guwahati. “Parashar was arrested by the Guwahati crime branch in October 2020 for his alleged involvement in extorting money from candidates of various other public service recruitment examinations.”


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