Sleuths of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (V&AC) caught Bipin Kalita on Tuesday

GUWAHATI:

Sleuths of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (V&AC) of Assam Police, on July 19, caught a head assistant of the joint directorate of health service (JDHS) at Mushalpur in Lower Assam’s Baksa district for accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 for clearing a pension file of a retired Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery (ANM) nurse.

An Assam police spokesperson said that the arrest was made based on complaints against Bipin Kalita, who had demanded Rs 5,000 as a bribe for processing the pension file and also for regularising the pay scale of the complainant, a retired ANM nurse.

β€œIn a trap laid at Mushalpur in the office of the joint director of health services, Baksa, Bipin Kalita was caught red-handed in the office soon after he had accepted the demanded bribe amounting to Rs 5,000 from the complainant,” said the spokesperson.

Unwilling to pay the bribe, the complainant approached the V&AC for necessary legal action against the above-mentioned public servant, the spokesperson informed.

The bribe amount was recovered from the possession of the accused public servant in presence of independent witnesses. Accordingly, he has been apprehended by the team.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered in Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Police Station on Tuesday vide ACB PS Case No 17/2022 under section 7(a) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018) against the accused.

Later, special DGP GP Singh also posted a tweet about the arrest in a popular micro-blogging website.