The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday detained former Assam chief minister Hiteswar Saikia’s son Ashok Saikia after a raid in his residence at Sarumataria in Guwahati.

CBI sleuths carried out the raid in a case registered in 1998.

The raid was related to a loan scam in the Assam State Co-operative and Agriculture Development (ASCARD) Bank.

The CBI carried out the raid in connection with a case (No 202/1998) registered with Paltan Bazar police station

The case was handed over to the CBI in 2001.

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The case was transferred to the CBI on the basis of complaints (No. 5/E/ 2001 and 6/E/2001) filed in the Kolkata Branch of the CBI.

In 2013, Ashok Saikia was convicted in the 6/E/2001 case.

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The son of former chief minister Hiteswar Saikia had been on the run after appealing to the court.

He will have to appear before a special CBI court on November 9.

CBI detains former Assam CM Hiteswar Saikia's son Ashok Saikia after raid in his residence 1

While talking to media persons, Ashok Saikia claimed he has already cleared the dues to the bank.

He produced a statement of the bank in this regard.

The bank statement says: “This is to certify that Sri Ashok Kr. Saikia, Director, HPS India Pvt. Ltd., resident of Nandan Nagar, Sarumataria, Dispur Guwahati-6, was the loanee of Assam State, Co-Operative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank Ltd.”

“He has availed…

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