Prime accused in the Assam police SI recruitment paper leak scam, former DIG PK Dutta, was arrested in Nepal by a team of West Bengal police.
He will be brought to Assam later on the night.
He was arrested from Kakarbhitta area in India-Nepal border.
Police sources informed that Dutta was arrested by the police while he was on his to Assam to surrender.
He is presently kept in Panitanky in Siliguri.
The former IPS officer has been absconding since September 20, the day when the Assam government cancelled a written exam to recruit 597 sub-inspectors to the police force.