Goalpara: Sleuths of Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department apprehended a police officer for allegedly accepting bribe here on Sunday.
The police officer identified as Sabin Pal Das, ASI of Matiya police station in Assam's Goalpara district.
He was caught red-handed within the police station complex while accepting bribe money.
Taking to the micro-blogging site Twitter, Assam special DGP GP Singh said, ''"We don't spare even our @assampolice personnel. Today, @DIR_VAC_ASSAM trapped & 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."
Meanwhile, he is currently under police custody and further investigation is underway.
In a similar incident, on Saturday, a registrar of Bhattadev University at Pathsala in the Bajali district was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe.
Last year November, a sub-inspector of police was caught red-handed in Hailakandi for taking five thousand cash as a bribe.
The corrupt police official identified as Sudhanya Bhattacharjee was caught by the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption (DVAC).
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, GP Singh, Special DGP (Law & Order), Director V&AC & Chief Anti-Rhino Poaching Task Force, Assam confirmed the same.
''SI(UB) Sudhanya Bhattacharjee, of Hailakandi PS, was caught red-handed by @DIR_VAC_ASSAM while accepting a bribe of INR 5000 today (Nov 17th) from the complainant inside Hailakandi PS @assampolice @CMOfficeAssam @mygovassam,'' he tweeted.
Acting on the basis of a complaint, a team DVAC carried out the operation and nabbed the police sub-inspector red-handed.
Reportedly, a case was registered against him under the various sections of IPC and further investigation is on.