The sleuths of the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption arrested two government employees in Assam’s Goalpara district on Tuesday.
The arrested employees were identified as Deepjit Sarkar, Health Assistant and Ansar Ali, Grade IV. Both were employed at Office of the Inspector of Drugs in Goalpara.
Assam Police CPRO Rajib Saikia said, “A complaint was received at the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, Assam, alleging that Deepjit Sarkar, Health Assistant, Office of the Inspector of Drugs, Goalpara, in conspiracy with Ansar Ali, Grade IV of the same office has demanded Rs. 15,000 as bribe from the complainant in the name of processing the issuance of GPR Drug License of the complainant.”
“Unwilling to pay the bribe, the complainant approached this Directorate for taking necessary legal action against the public servants. Accordingly, a trap was laid on February 28 (Tuesday) by a team from the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, Assam, in the Office of the Inspector of Drugs, Goalpara,” he said.
“The tainted bribe money has been recovered from his possession and has been seized accordingly in presence of independent witnesses. In the same trap operation, Ansar Ali, Grade IV of the same office was also apprehended for conspiring in the bribery. Subsequently, both the public servants have been arrested by the team after getting sufficient evidence,” he added.
Meanwhile, taking to Twitter, ADGP (Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption) Surendra Kumar wrote, “Today, a team of @DIR_VAC_ASSAM trapped red handed and arrested Sh Deepjit Sarkar, Health Asstt, O/O Inspector of Drugs, Goalpara, after he accepted Rs. 10,000/- as a part of demanded bribe from the complainant for processing issue of GPR Drug Licence.”
“In the same trap operation, Sh Ansar Ali, another employee of the same office was apprehended by @DIR_VAC_ASSAM for conspiring in this bribery case,” he added.
A case has been registered at ACB Police Station in connection to the bribery case under Section 120(B) IPC, R/W 7(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 against the two government employees.