Guwahati : Sleuths of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Directorate arrested a lot mandal from Narayanpur revenue circle office in Lakhimpur district on charges of bribery on Saturday.
The lot mandal Dulal Chandra Baniya had demanded Rs. 80,000 as a bribe from an individual for processing mutation works. Later, the lot mandal had reduced the amount of bribe to Rs. 60,000.
The individual approached the VAC to take necessary legal action against the public servant.
“A trap was laid today by a team from the VAC at Dhalpur under Lakhimpur district. Dulal Chandra Baniya was caught red-handed in his home at Dhalpur at 9:35 AM., in the presence of independent witnesses. Immediately after he accepted Rs. 5000 as part of the demanded bribe from the individuals.” police said.
“The bribe was recovered from him in the presence of independent witnesses,” they said.
“During search of the house of the public servant, an additional of Rs. 2,49,900 was recovered and was seized.” they also said. “In the connection, a case has been registered in ACB Police Station on vide ACB PS case No 73/2023 under section 7(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018),” they added.