Guwahati : The Anti Corruption Branch of Assam police had arrested three government employees including a police officer for taking bribes in past 24 hours.
The Anti Corruption Branch had caught a police sub-inspector while he accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a person at a hotel in Guwahati on Tuesday night.
A top official of Assam police said that, the sub-inspector identified as Biren Bora posting at Paltan Bazar police station had demanded Rs 40,000 from a person for releasing him on bail.
“Following complaint, we had launched operation and caught him red-handed from a hotel in Guwahati while he accepting bribe of Rs 20,000. We had also arrested the manager of the hotel in connection with it,” the top Assam cop said.
On the other hand, the Anti Corruption Branch had arrested two government servants at Tezpur in Sonitpur districts for taking bribe of Rs 3,000 from a person.
According to the reports, Jagannath Saikia, Upper Division Assistant, has been caught red handed from his office at Deputy Inspector of Schools, Sonitpur (Tezpur) for accepting bribe of Rs 3,000 from one Bhashkar Jyoti Nath for clearing the file regarding Leave Salary encashment of his father, who had retired way back in 2011.
“The accused officer had demanded a bribe of Rs 6,000 from the complainant.
Thus, Bhashkar Jyoti Nath approached the Anti Corruption Branch and registered ACB PS Case No. 19/2018 u/s 7(a)/13(1)(a)/7(b) of PC Act (as ammended in 2018),” Rajib Saikia, Chief Public Releation Officer (CPRO) of Assam police said.
The Anti Corruption Branch had arrested one more identified as Dipak Singh in connection with the case.
Further Investigation regarding alleged demand by him is also being conducted.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)