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

Sep 18, 2014 13:14 IST

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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