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Assam: Assistant engineer caught red-handed while taking bribe in Baksa

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Guwahati, May 11: An assistant engineer of the Irrigation Department in Assam was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe in Assam’s Baksa district.

The accused official identified as Mridul Duari allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 30,000 from a complainant for issuing a work order. Later, the bribe amount was reduced to Rs 25,000 by the accused.

On Wednesday, the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (V&AC) wing of Assam police arrested the engineer in Suklai Serfang Goreswar Division (Irrigation) of Baksa.

A trap was laid by a team of V&AC sleuths and the official was caught red-handed immediately after he accepted Rs 20,000 as part of the demanded bribe from the friend of the complainant.

A case has been registered against Duari under Section 7(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, as amended in 2018.

During the physical search of the official, an additional amount of Rs 10,000 was recovered from his possession.

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