August 7, 2023: Lat Mandal was taken into custody on August 7 in Biswanath, Assam, by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption detectives on graft-related accusations.
Nowshad Ali, a revenue circle employee in Gohpur, has been identified as the Lat Mandal. He was busted accepting cash from the complainant outside the circle office for processing Namjari and was identified as the Lat Mandal.
On Twitter, the anti-corruption unit wrote: “Today @DIR_VAC_ASSAM trapped red-handed Nowshad Ali, Lot Mandal of O/O the Circle Officer, Ghohpur Revenue Circle, Biswanath, in a canteen nearby the office, after he accepted bribe from the complainant for processing Namjari.”
Subhash Daimary, a senior assistant at the district transport officer’s office in Bongaigaon, was also detained earlier on August 1 after he demanded Rs 6,000 in bribe from the complainant in order to unlock the ID of his Pollution Testing Center.
The complainant approached this Directorate to take the appropriate legal action against the aforementioned public officer since he was unwilling to pay the bribe.
As a result, a team from the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, Assam, set up a trap today, August 1, in the Bongaigaon Regional Transport Authority’s District Transport Officer & Secretary’s office.
An additional Rs. 26,500 was discovered in the accused public servant’s hands during a search of his body, and it was taken in front of impartial witnesses.