Continuing their drive against corruption, a team of the Directorate Vigilance and Anti Corruption arrested the Lat Mandal of Patharighat Revenue Circle in Darrang district of Assam on Wednesday.
The Lat Manndal has been identified as Hari Das Singha.
According to reports, Singha was arrested while accepting Rs 18,000 from a man identified as Pankaj Deka for land mutation.
Singha is currently under interrogation by the police.
Meanwhile, taking to twitter, ADGP (Law & Order) GP Singh wrote, “Sri Hari Das Singha Lat Mondal of Patharighat Circle Officer Darrang District has been trapped and arrested red handed today by team of @DIR_VAC_ASSAM while accepting demanded money for land mutation of the complainant.”
Last month, the Lat Mandal of Sapekhati Revenue Circle in Charaideo district, Hari Prasad Das was arrested for demanding bribe of Rs. 10,000. Das demanded the money from the complainant for mutation of a plot of land measuring 1 katha 3 lecha located at Borhat Misajan village under Sapekhati Revenue circle.
The anti-corruption cell along with the Assam Police is keeping a strict vigil to curb all kinds of corruption activities across the state. The police have also issued helpline number 1800-345-3767 for citizens to report bribery cases.