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Two Held Over Bribery Charges In Kamrup

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HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, April 23: Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC), Assam on Monday apprehended lot mandal for allegedly demanding bribe for the Marjari related works, said an official statement.

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The lot mandal identified as Anup Kumar Choudhury posted at the office of circle officer, Nagarbera Revenue Circle in Kamrup district.

“A complaint was received at this DVAC alleging that Anup Kumar Choudhury, lot mandal of office of the Circle Officer, Nagarbera Revenue Circle of Kamrup district in conspiracy with Hajarst Ali, gaon pradhan of Khameri gaon, had demanded Rs 15,000 as bribe from the complainant for Marjari related works,” the statement added.

The statement further claimed that unwilling to pay the bribe, the complainant approached this Directorate for taking necessary legal action against the above-mentioned public servants.

“Accordingly, a trap was laid on Monday by a team from the DVAC in the office of the circle officer, Nagarbera Revenue Circle, in Kamrup district. Hajarat Ali, gaon pradhan of Khameri gaon, was caught red handed in the office immediately after he accepted Rs 4,000 as part of demanded bribe from the complainant in conspiracy with Choudhury,” it added.

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The tainted bribe money has been recovered from his possession and has been seized accordingly, in presence of independent witnesses.

Later, in the same trap operation, Choudhury was also apprehended for demanding the bribe and accepting it through the gaon pradhan, in conspiracy with him.

“In this connection, a case has been registered in ACB Police Station,” the statement concluded.

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