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Assam: Vigilance cell completes a milestone of 100 arrests with two more Lat Mandals in trap

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Guwahati, Nov 4: The Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Assam, apprehended two government employees on Saturday in distinct locations on alleged bribery charges. This marked the 100th trap of the year by the Directorate in their crusade against corruption.

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A complaint was lodged at the Directorate against Muzammil Haque, a Lat Mandal working in the office of the Circle Officer of the North Lakhimpur Revenue Circle. He was accused of demanding a bribe of Rs. 1 lakh from the complainant for processing a mutation related matter of the complainant’s father.

Haque later reduced the bribe amount to Rs. 50,000. The complainant, refusing to pay the bribe, sought the Directorate’s assistance for legal action against Haque. A trap was consequently set up in the Circle Officer’s office, where Haque was apprehended red-handed after accepting Rs. 2,000 as part of the demanded bribe. The bribe money was seized from Haque’s possession in the presence of independent witnesses.

A complaint was filed today against a Lot Mandal named Satya Narayan Deka, who is employed at the Circle Officer’s office in Nagaon’s Rupahi Revenue Circle.

It was alleged that Deka demanded a Rs. 5,000 bribe from the complainant to process a mutation-related matter. Subsequently, Deka reduced the bribe amount to Rs. 3,000.

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The complainant, refusing to pay the bribe, sought legal action from the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption.

A sting operation was conducted wherein Deka was apprehended in the act of accepting the Rs. 3,000 bribe. The illicit money was seized from his possession in the presence of independent witnesses.

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