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Guwahati: In a shocking piece of news, former Assam director general of police (DGP) Shankar Barua, whose residence was searched by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) last month in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, shot himself dead here on Wednesday.
CBI officials had taken the former DGP to a State Bank of India branch near his house and examined his bank accounts.
The CBI had on August 28 raided 22 locations in West Bengal and Assam, including the residence of Barua.
The searches by the CBI took place at 14 in Assam (12 in Guwahati and two in Dhubri), seven locations in Kolkata and one in Mumbai, including the residences of Assam’s former education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Barua.