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Assam: Lat Mandal Held, Anti Corruption Drive Still On

Identified as Ranjit Mahanta, the accused demanded bribe money from a person for processing a land mutation file.

Assam: Lat Mandal Held, Anti Corruption Drive Still On

Sentinel Digital Desk

NAGAON: The anti- corruption drive against Assam government employees continues, where more and more corrupt employees have been nabbed on a regular basis.

Vigilance and anti corruption (VAC) sleuths on Friday laid yet another trap at the Nagaon Sadar Circle Office to nab a Lat Mandal while accepting a bribe.

Identified as Ranjit Mahanta, the accused demanded bribe money from a person for processing a land mutation file.

He was trapped by the anti-corruption department officials who were present in the office during the exchange.

In his Twitter handle, Special Director General of Police GP Singh wrote, "Sri Ranjit Mahanta Lat Mondal o/o Circle officer Nagaon Sadar has been trapped and arrested red handed today by a team of @DIR_VAC_ASSAM while accepting demanded money for processing the land mutation work of the complainant."

In addition to the Lat Mandal's arrest, earlier, a team of the vigilance and anti-corruption department arrested a police officer for allegedly accepting a bribe. Identified as Sabin Pal Das, he was an Assistant Sub-Inspector of Matiya Police Station in Goalpara district.

Following the arrest of ASI Sabin Pal Das, Special DGP Law and Order, GP Singh had tweeted, "We don't spare even our @assampolice personnel. Today, @DIR_VAC_ASSAM trapped and arrested red handed, Sri Sabin Pal Das, ASI of Matiya Police Station of @goalparapolice within police station Complex while accepting bribe money. Lawful action being taken."

A couple of weeks back, the vigilance and anti-corruption department arrested Guru Prasad Khataniar, the Registrar of Bhattadev University at Pathsala in Barpeta district for accepting bribe.

In another case last week, sleuths of VAC department recently arrested a drug inspector on bribery charges in Jorhat. Identified as Jahnabi Kalita, she was trapped and caught red-handed while accepting bribe money. According to the anti-corruption wing, Kalita had demanded money for issuing a license to the complainant for starting a pharmacy.

Meanwhile, the Assam Police has also issued helpline number 1800-345-3767 for citizens to report bribery cases.

Also read: Assam: Two More PFI Members Arrested From Karimganj and Guwahati

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