Continuing their efforts to curb corruption from the state, the sleuths of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption arrested three forest officials including Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) in Assam’s Dhubri district on Thursday.
The DFO has been identified as Binod Kumar Payeng and two foresters, Ziaul Islam and Sahabaz Sultan.
Based on a complaint, the anti-corruption cell laid a trap to catch the foresters red-handed while accepting bribe money.
They were arrested after accepting demanded money for allowing vehicles from the complainant’s Sand Mahal.
Meanwhile, in the same trap operation, the anti-corruption cell apprehended the DFO for demanding bribe from the complainant and accepting it through his subordinates.
Taking to official X handle, the directorate posted, “In the same trap operation, Binod Kumar Payeng, AFS, DFO, Dhubri has also been apprehended for demanding bribe from the complainant and accepting it through his subordinates, in conspiracy with them.”