Guwahati: In yet another bribe case, Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, along with Sivasagar police has arrested a Sub Inspector of Schools red-handed while taking bribe.
The Sub Inspector identified as Nobul Islam, who was arrested at a time when he was accepting the demanded bribe money of Rs 15,000.
However, the after arresting him, the police also recovered the amount.
Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, Special Director General of Police (DGP) of Assam, GP Singh confirmed the arrest and said,'' Nobul Islam, Sub Inspector of Schools, Nazira Block arrested red-handed by @DIR_VAC_ASSAM & @SivasagarPol while accepting demanded bribe money INR 15000 today which has been recovered''.
Notably, recently, the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said that if official demands bribes, then in that case one can directly inform him through Whatsapp or Facebook.
The Chief Minister had reiterated that the incumbent state government has been taking a strong step against corruption and said that if any official demands bribes, then the victim can directly inform him.
"If any person demands bribe, then the victim can directly inform me through Whatsapp or Facebook. I will personally reach him or her. Nobody can demand bribe during our government rule," he had said.
Meanwhile, India has the highest rate of bribery and use of personal links to access public services such as healthcare and education in Asia, according to a survey released by global civil society Transparency International.
The survey was conducted between June-September this year, recording activities, perception and experiences with corruption in the past 12 months. It notes that India has about 50% involvement in bribery and 32% use personal connections to take opportunities.
"Of the people surveyed in India, who came into contact with the police, 42% had paid bribes. The use of bribes was also rampant (41%) to obtain official documents such as identity papers. Use of personal connections largely made in dealings with the police (39%), procurement of identity documents (42%), and in relation to courts (38%)", the survey mentioned.