Assam: Education dept officer arrested; Vigilance raids property, Recovers cash

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During further search of his personal Bolero vehicle cash amount of Rs one lakh was recovered by the team.
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During further search of his personal Bolero vehicle cash amount of Rs one lakh was recovered by the team.

Guwahati: A block elementary education officer, Rani, District Kamrup (Rural), Lachit Basumatary, was arrested on Wednesday while taking a bribe. The vigilance and anti- corruption wing has also seized Rs one lakh from his possession and a raid was ongoing while filing of this report.

As per the anti corruption wing it had received a complaint that he had demanded bribe from the complainant’s wife for processing the post-transfer related work of the complainant’s wife pending at his office.

Unwilling to pay the bribe the complainant had approached the directorate of vigilance & anti-corruption for taking legal action.

Accordingly, a trap was laid on Wednesday by a team from the vigilance and anti- corruption near the office and the accused was caught red handed in his office chamber along with the accepted bribe at 12.42pm.which he had received from the complainant.

During further search of his personal Bolero vehicle cash amount of Rs one lakh was recovered by the team.

A case has been registered in ACB police station on 17.08.2022 vide ACB P.S case no – 28/2022 u/s 7(a) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018) against Basumatary. Necessary legal follow up actions were underway.

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