Assam Governor Syed Sibtey Razi has been asked to demit office following complaints that his aides and staff allegedly made money for transfers and postings when he was Governor of Jharkhand, said highly placed government sources.
Mr. Razi, who was sworn in as Assam’s Governor on July 27 and has been apparently camping in Delhi, has reportedly sought more time before putting in his papers, sources said.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the houses of two of Mr. Razi’s former aides and both are under the scanner for having amassed assets allegedly disproportionate to their income.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who is in the capital, was non-committal over the controversy surrounding Mr. Razi.
“There is no complaint against him in Assam,” said Mr. Gogoi.