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NRC official caught taking bride

Our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, May 20: A team of police led by Officer in-charge of Mangaldai Police Station, Inspector Niranjan Barua on Saturday afternoon caught one NRC (National Register of Citizens) official red-handed on charges of taking bribe. According to police, the NRC official Abdul Malek, secretary of Puthimari GP, engaged in the Family Tree Verification Centre (FTVC) at the office of the Mangaldai Water Resource Division as Verification Officer, was arrested on the basis of a complaint from one Naushad Ali of village Dhanshirikash under Dhula PS that the official demanded Rs 4,000 from him promising that he would consider his family tree verification for smooth entry of the names of his family members in the draft NRC.

The complainant already paid Rs 1,500 and on Saturday when he paid the remaining Rs 2500, the official was caught red-handed and the notes of specific serial numbers were recovered from his possession. A case has been registered and further investigation is on.