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RMSA scam accused Ambalika Dutta likely to get bail, HC keeps bail plea hearing pending
RMSA scam accused Ambalika Dutta likely to get bail, HC keeps bail plea hearing pending
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AGARTALA, July 30 (TIWN): Tripura High Court on Wednesday kept the bail plea of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) scam accused Ambalika Duitta pending and would take up the final hearing very soon, said police who is actively engaged to the investigation of the scam. On being asked police said that Ambalika likely to get a bail on medical ground only if the court pronounce. Besides, the court on Wednesday also kept the bail plea of another RMSA scamster Arnab Chakroborty pending. Both the accused are currently grilled at Bishalgarh central jail. Talking to TIWN on Wednesday evening police said that the court hearing the bail plea of both the accused persons found involved in the RMSA scam asked police about the initiative being taken to arrest another accused Rajib Dutta who currently remained absconding.Police in reply clarified that as Rajib Dutta who is also a close aide of accused Arnab Chakroborty remained absconding police could not proceed further to arrest him but if he is still found absconding than the police would declare him offender and would taken an initiative to seize his properties. The senior Tripura education department woman official filed the petition with the court earlier in view of getting rid from jail custody, but the police managed to take her under the custody despite all odds.

Ambalika Datta, education department deputy director and in-charge of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), was arrested on July 14 on charge of embezzling more than Rs. 4 crore from a central government scheme.

Since from the very beginning when Ambalika was arrested she apparently moved forward to find easy escape from the police custody.

According to the official Education Department Additional Director Dilip Kumar Debbarma was suspended earlier from service for their reported involvement in the multi-crore scam. Both Datta and Debbarma were also involved in issuing an order to purchase books written by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and former chief secretary Sanjay Kumar Panda, now the secretary of the union textiles ministry.

The order, which was issued without taking permission from the appropriate authority, had asked the district education department officials to purchase the two books out of the annual grant provided to 839 schools by RMSA during the 2013-14 fiscal.



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