The accused, identified as one Bijoy Das, is a Junior Engineer, PWD (Buildings) of Rangia Subdivision.
According to an official statement, a trap was laid on the basis of a complaint alleging demand of bribe, after which he was caught red-handed by the sleuths of Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption in the presence of independent witnesses.
It may be mentioned that Das had demanded a bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant for issuing NOC to him for establishing a petrol pump in Kamrup district.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered in Anti-Corruption Bureau Police Station vide ACB PS case No. 12/2021 U/S 7(a)/13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act against him.
The accused person has been brought to the ACB Police Station for further action as per law.
Investigation is currently underway.