Assam: ACS officer sentenced to 4 years imprisonment in bribery charges
Guwahati: A special court in Guwahati on Thursday sentenced Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Nandita Konwar to four years imprisonment for accepting bribe back in 2015.
Notably, Konwar was allegedly caught red-handed by the vigilance and anti-corruption bureau of Assam Police while accepting a bribe of Rs 12,000 in Chandmari area from Purna Chetry, adviser to the Durga Sarovar Unnayan Samity, an NGO.
Informing about the arrest, ADGP GP Singh took Twitter and wrote: “Spl V&AC Court Ghty in Case No.10/2017 convicted Smti Nandita Konwar, ACS, then serving as PD, DRDA, Kamrup(M) Punishment: u/s 7 PC Act-3 years & fine of Rs.12,000/- u/s 13(2) PC Act-4 years & fine of Rs 20000 Both sentences to run concurrently.”
Konwar was arrested on October 8, 2015, from her office at Chandmari. She was posted as the project director of the District Rural development Agency (DRDA) of Kamrup metro district, at the time of her arrest.
It is also to be mentioned here that, Nandita Konwar is the daughter of former Assam Congress minister and ex-governor of Bihar and Tripura Devananda Konwar.
She allegedly demanded 12% of the bill amount of Rs 1.2 lakh for constructing a road at Durga Sarovar built with funds from MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) of Guwahati MP Bijoya Chakravarty.
The bureaucrat was arrested under Sections 7,13 (1) (d) and 13 (2) pf the Prevention of Corruption Act (CP) 1988 on case number 10/2015.