Guwahati: At least two government employees were caught red-handed for accepting bribes by the team of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption in Assam’s Udalguri district on Friday.
The arrested government employees were identified as Kanak Chandra Baruah, Lat Mandal, Office of the Revenue Circle Officer, Kalaigaon in Udalguri district, and Dilip Borah, Gaonburah (village headman).
As per the official, a complaint was received at the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, alleging that Kanak Chandra Baruah, Lat Mandal, Office of the Revenue Circle Officer, Kalaigaon in Udalguri district in conspiracy with Dilip Borah, Gaonburah of No.1 Amguri, Kalaigaon had demanded Rs 10,000 as bribe from the complainant for processing land mutation documents of the complainant.
“However, later the amount was reduced to Rs 5,000”, official added.
Following the complaint, a trap was laid in the office of the Revenue Circle Officer in Kalaigaon. Borah, Gaonburah was caught red-handed immediately after he accepted Rs 4,500 as part of the demanded bribe from the complainant, official said.
Meanwhile, the tainted bribe money has been recovered from his possession and has been seized.
Kanak Chandra Baruah, Lat Mandal was also apprehended for demanding bribe and conspiring with the Gaonburah in the bribery.
A case has been registered in ACB Police Station on March 10 under Section 120(B) IPC, 7(a) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
Further investigation is underway.