ACB team arrest two state government officials on bribery charges

Guwahati: The Sleuths of Assam ACB Team led by Pinaki Pd. Mitra on Monday afternoon arrested two persons on bribery charges in North Lakhimpur.

The officials identified as Jadav Ch Nath, AFS, DFO North Lakhimpur, P.S. Lakhimpur and Jasimuddin Ahmed, AFS, ACF, North Lakhimpur have been caught red-handed while the said public servants were accepting a Bribe amount of Rs. 50,000/- from complainant Md Zamiruddin Aged 28 years of Gohan Dooni, PS Bihpuria, Lakhimpur, Assam.

The bribe money of 50k in two envelopes Rs. 25000 each are recovered from the possession of DFO Jadav Ch. Nath.

The accused had demanded a bribe of Rs. 1.85 lakh from the complainant to return his detained tractor and timber. However, after negotiation, the bribe money was negotiated at Rs.50,000/- as advance with an assurance to pay the remaining Rs 1.35 Lakh at the time of releasing the tractor and timber.

Thus the complainant had approached the ACB PS in the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti Corruption, Assam and after inquiry into the allegation a Trap was laid down as per standard procedure in matter of ACB PS Case No. 11/2020 U/S 7(a) of PC Act (as amended in 2018). During investigation another accused namely Pranab Jyoti Dutta, Forester-1 was also arrested.

The accused Public Servants have been arrested and will be forwarded to the Special Court at Guwahati at due time. Due procedures are observed.

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