Assam: Kokrajhar DC Apologizes After Mistreating Employee

Following the incident, the daughter of the victim had registered a complaint with the police.
Kokrajhar DC Varnali Deka
Kokrajhar DC Varnali DekaImage: Twitter

The deputy commissioner of Assam’s Kokrajhar district was made to apologize for her ill treatment of an employee on Sunday.

According to reports, Kokrajhar DC Varnali Deka today apologized to a fourth grade employee whom she had assaulted earlier.

The sufferer in the matter had been lodged at Kokhrajhar’s RNB Hospital after sustaining injuries in the assault. He was identified as Deepak Das.

Following the incident, the daughter of the victim had registered a complaint with the police, at the end of which the Kokrajhar DC accepted her mistake and had to apologize.

This comes after the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had called for government officials to maintain best behavior.

The behavior of government officials has been called into question in Assam in the wake of an incident at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary where some officials had broken the rules to smoke and drink inside the premises.

They also allegedly misbehaved with the jeep drivers during a safari leading to the drivers’ association writing to Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma for the appropriate action.

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It may be noted that in November 2022, two government officials had been arrested in Salbari in the Baksa district of Assam for alleged corruption.

The arrested government officials are a Block Development Officer (BDO) and a junior engineer. The BDO has been identified as Mozammel Hussain and the engineer is Wajed Ali Ahmed.

Wajed was posted as the assistant engineer of Barigog Forest Division and Hussain was retired. The duo was accused of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) housing scam of 2015.

According to reports, the accused had allegedly granted 23 houses of the Gowardhan block under the PMAY scheme to other people.

The officials were being helped by the chairman of VCDC named Akhtar Hussain Talukdar who was arrested by the police in October.

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