GUWAHATI: Police have arrested a female treasury office employee on the charge of demanding and accepting bribe from a policeman in Assam's Nagaon district.
As per reports, the employee Khushbu Harlalka, who held the position of junior accounts assistant, had accepted an amount of Rs. 1,000 as bribe from a constable Nabin Bora for releasing his government provident fund (GPF) money. She was arrested on Wednesday.
Nagaon superintendent of police Anand Mishra told a news agency that the constable Bora had informed him that the junior accounts assistant had demanded money from him after which a trap was set up to catch her red-handed. A team of female cops was posted at her office and they recorded her video when she was accepting bribe from the constable, he said.
It may be mentioned that the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Assam had on September 10 caught two persons for receiving bribes in two separate cases. Himonjyoti Bora, who is the Superintendent of Excise department of Kokhrajhar district was caught red-handed while receiving a bribe of Rs. 25,000 by a team of Assam's Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption. This information was shared by the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Assam, on their official Twitter handle.
The tweet said, "As part of drive against corruption, today, a team of Directorate Vigilance & Anti Corruption Assam, caught red handed Sh Himonjyoti Bora, Superintendent of Excise, Kokrajhar Distt while receiving bribe of Rs 25000/-."
On the same day, the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption caught another person receiving a bribe in Assam's Hojai.