ACB traps two APDCL Officials taking bribe

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The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) arrested two senior government officials with the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) for accepting a bribe of Rs 80,000 for clearing the Bills of a contractor.

The officer was identified as Prakash Ranjan Dutta, Assistant general manager (T&MC Division, Tezpur), Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL).

The police said the accused officer, Prakash Ranjan Dutta, told the complainant he would clear his bills if he agreed to pay Rs 3,00,000/-.

Dutta was taken into custody, booked under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, and placed under arrest. The ACB has also arrested the SDO (Sub-divisional officer) of T&MC Division from his private residence in Nagaon.

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