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Assam admits scholarship distribution scam

CID probe on, five arrested: Minister

The Assam government on Friday admitted that a scam has taken place in the distribution of scholarships to minority students from Class X and below, and the investigation has been handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department.

In a written reply to a query by AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam, Minorities Welfare Minister Ranjit Dutta said in the Assembly that five persons have been already arrested for their involvement in the scam.

Mr. Dutta said that a scam has taken place in the scholarship distribution scheme for the students belonging to the minority communities.

The Minister, however, did not share details such as the size of the scam but said that the CID of Assam Police is conducting the probe at present.

“The investigation is being carried out taking into account all the districts of Assam. So far, two teachers in Morigaon and Barpeta, two staff of bank customer care centre and one middleman have been arrested (sic),” Mr. Dutta said.

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