In yet another trap against corrupt officials, a government employee has been arrested for allegedly accepting bribe in Assam’s Bajali district.
According to reports, the Junior Assistant working at the office of the Sarupeta Revenue Circle has been trapped red-handed for demanding Rs 25,000 as bribe.
The junior assistant has been identified as Choukat Ali. He had reportedly demanded the bribe for processing the complainant's land sale permission.
When the complainant approached the anti-corruption cell for taking necessary legal action against the above-mentioned public servant, a trap was laid on Friday in the office of the Circle Officer. Choukat Ali was arrested while accepting Rs 4000 as part of the demanded bribe from the complainant.
The tainted officer was arrested and a case has been registered vide ACB P.S. Case No. 70/2023 under Section 7(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
Meanwhile, the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Assam took to X to inform the same.
The anti-corruption cell wrote, “Today @DIR_VAC_ASSAM trapped red handed Choukat Ali, Junior Assistant, in the O/O Circle Officer Sarupeta Revenue Circle, Dist: Bajali, after he accepted bribe for processing of land sale permission."