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Ex-Assam DGP Shankar Baruah accused in Saradha chit fund scam died

Former DGP of Assam, Sanker Baruah committed suicide in Guwahati after his residence was raided by CBI in connection to Saradha chit fund case.

Sep 18, 2014 13:14 IST
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Former Director General of Police of Assam, Sanker Baruah committed suicide on 17 September 2014. He shot himself down with his .32 licensed-revolver at his Uzan Bazar residence in Guwahati.

His suicide came after CBI raided his residence during the course of investigation of multi-crore Saradha chit fund case.  CBI raided his house on 28 August 2014.


Sanker Baruah was a 1974 batch IPS officer and became DGP of Assam on 31 July 2009. He served the state as the head of Assam police till January 2012.

 

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