Amid back to back drives against corrupt practices in the state, the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Assam on Thursday trapped a PWD (R&B) executive engineer at Haflong division in the Dima Hasao district after he accepted Rs.10,000 (ten thousand only) as part of the demanded bribe from the complainant.
The accused has been identified as Manuj Kumar Saikia.
A complaint was received at this Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Assam, alleging that Manuj Kumar Saikia, Executive Engineer, PWD(R&B)Haflong Division, Haflong, district: DimaHasao,demanded Rs.55,000 (fifty five thousand only) as bribe from the complainant for releasing the pending bills of the complainant. Later, the Executive Engineerhad reduced the amount of bribe to Rs. 25,000 (twenty five thousand only).
Unwilling to pay the bribe, the complainant approached the Directorate for taking necessary legal action against the above-mentioned public servant.
Accordingly, a trap was laid today, on Thursday by a team from the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, Assam, at Haflong and Manuj Kumar Saikia was caught red-handed.
The tainted bribe money has been recovered from his possession and has been seized accordingly, in the presence of witnesses.
Finding sufficient evidence against the accused PWD (R&B) executive engineer, he has been arrested by the team of the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Assam.
In this connection, a case has been registered in ACB Police Station on 17/08/2023 vide ACB P.S. Case No. 63/2023 under Section 7(a) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018).
Necessary legal follow-up action is underway.