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Assam: BDO Arrested Red-Handed for Accepting Bribe in Dudhnoi

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Guwahati, May 10: Sahar Ali Sikdar, the in-charge Block Development Officer (BDO) of Matia under Dudhnoi LAC in Goalpara District, was arrested today by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption sleuths for allegedly accepting a bribe from a complainant.

The arrest was made while the BDO allegedly accepted Rs 5000 as a bribe in exchange for clearing pending bills. The Vigilance team caught him red-handed while accepting the bribe.


According to reports, he will be taken to Guwahati Head Office of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Branch for further questioning and investigation.


The Vigilance department informed about the operation in a tweet stating, “Today @DIR_VAC_ASSAM trapped red-handed Sahar Ali Sikdar, Block Development Officer (In-charge), Matia Development Block, District- Goalpara after he accepted bribe in his office from the complainant for payment of pending bills.”

Assam: BDO Arrested Red-Handed for Accepting Bribe in Dudhnoi

Notably, despite many such instances of government officials and employees being caught by the state’s Vigilance and Anti-Corruption branch, many officials still engage in corrupt practices.

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