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Golaghat Forest Officer Arrested for Accepting Rs 30,000 Bribe

In a related incident, Gopal Deka, Forest Beat Officer of Gabhoru Beat in Sonitpur district, was also arrested for accepting a bribe within his office premises. The bribe was reportedly given to facilitate the unhindered transportation of vehicles carrying forest products.

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GUWAHATI, June 21: The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, Assam, apprehended Jnana Ranjan Das, AFS, DFO of Social Forestry, Golaghat, on Thursday for accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 at his official residence in Golaghat.

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The bribe was allegedly taken to prevent the cancellation of a work order, as stated by the complainant.

In a related incident, Gopal Deka, Forest Beat Officer of Gabhoru Beat in Sonitpur district, was also arrested for accepting a bribe within his office premises. The bribe was reportedly given to facilitate the unhindered transportation of vehicles carrying forest products.

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Earlier this month in Jorhat, Assam, Regional Forest Officer Iqbal Ahmed was caught accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 during an anti-corruption operation. Ahmed’s arrest followed previous complaints filed against him, highlighting efforts to tackle corruption within the forest department.

The operations by the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption underscore their commitment to combatting corruption and promoting transparency within government agencies.

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