Assam officer caught taking bribe

  • | Tuesday | 23rd November, 2021

Guwahati, Nov 23 (PTI) An Assam government officer was arrested here on Tuesday while allegedly accepting a bribe, an official statement said.The accused, a deputy director of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department, had allegedly sought a bribe from a person to issue transit permit for bringing three cows to his farm in Kokrajhar from Alipurduar in West Bengal.The person approached the Kokrajhar Police and accordingly, a joint trap team was constituted along with the vigilance cell.A trap was laid and the accused, who is posted in Guwahati, was apprehended red-handed while allegedly accepting the bribe of Rs 20,000, the statement said.A case has been registered in the Kokrajhar police station under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, it added. PTI SSG SOM SOM

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