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Directorate of Vigilance & Anti Corruption arrests Forest Beat Officer for taking bribe

Directorate of Vigilance & Anti Corruption arrests Forest Beat Officer for taking bribe

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Sep 2018 3:19 PM GMT

Guwahati: Acting on a tip-off, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) team led by a Deputy Superintendent of Police has caught one 51-year-old (Forest Beat Officer) red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 9000 from complainant Lakhi Das of Tamulpur in Baksa district.

The accused officer identified as Dhiraj Das had demanded Rs. 3000 per month from each of the 3 Dumper Vehicles of the complainant carrying sand through his area.

As per a police report, the accused public servant had threatened that he would charge Rs 1 Lakh per vehicle from the complainant if he did not settle for the monthly arrangements.

Following this, the complainant approached the ACB PS in the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti Corruption, Assam and accordingly a trap was laid down as per standard procedure to nab the culprit red-handed.

A case has been registered at the ACB PS Case No. 21/2018.

The official was booked under section 7(a)/13(1)(b)/13(2) of PC Act (as amended in 2018).

The arrested Public Servant has been forwarded to the Special Court on Tuesday morning.

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