Guwahati : Another corrupted government official was granted bail after Assam police failed to submit charge sheet before the court.
The special court in Guwahati on Wednesday had granted bail to Mahat Chandra Talukdar, who was arrested by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption branch of Assam police after taking bribe from a river-sand laden truck in June last year.
Mahat Chandra Talukdar, then DFO of Dhemaji district was caught red-handed while taking a bribe of Rs 30,000.
During raids in his two residences later, the sleuths of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption had recovered over Rs 3 crore cash and many wildlife parts including a tiger skin, elephant tusks.
A top source said that, the corrupted official had been able to get bail after Assam police failed to submit charge sheet against him.
Earlier, Secretary of state Irrigation department Kujendra Doley, who was arrested while taking bribe from a contractor at Janata Bhawan in Dispur was granted bail only failure of Assam police.
In last week, the Gauhati High Court had granted bail to 10 accused persons including three Assam Civil Service (ACS) officials, who were arrested in connection with the cash-for-job scam of Assam Public Service Commission (APSC).
The court had granted bail petitions of the accused 10 persons including APSC's former member Basanta Doley, Samedur Rahman, employee Pabitra Koiborta, Musharaf Hussain, ACS officers Bhaskarjyoti Dev Sharma, Bhaskar Dutta and Amit Sharma, Engineer Nabakanta Patir after Assam police failed to submit charge sheet against them.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)