Guwahati, Oct 02: On the idea of a criticism alleging demand of bribe, a lure was laid on 27/09/2021 by a staff of Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Assam in Guwahati, Kamrup (M) District. At round 6.15 PM, one Sri Gulzar Hussain, Lat Mandal, Thelamara Income Circle, District- Sonitpur, Assam was caught purple handed by the staff whereas he was accepting a bribe of Rs. 50,000/-(Rupees fifty thousand solely ) from the complainant.

The Lat Mandal, as a part of conspiracy, was threatening and harassing the complainant by falsely informing him that the title of the complainant had been included within the listing of middlemen concerned in dealings of land. The arrested accused individual was claiming to have ready the listing of such ‘Dalals’ for taking motion towards them. He had been demanding Rs. 8,00,000/- (Rupees eight lakhs solely) from the complainant as bribe for eradicating his title from the above-mentioned listing and for sparing him from ensuing authorized motion towards him.

The contaminated bribe cash was recovered from the possession of Sri Gulzar Hussain in entrance of Satsang Vihar, Bhangagarh, Guwahati within the presence of unbiased witnesses.

A case was registered in Anti-Corruption Bureau Police Station vide ACB PS case No. 09/2021 U/S 7(a) of PC Act towards him. It might be talked about that Sh. Barenya Ranjan Barthakur, ALRS (Assam Land and Income Service) who’s presently posted as Circle Officer of Thelamara Income Circle, District Sonitpur can be a named accused within the above-mentioned case.

Interrogation of the arrested accused Gulzar Hussain revealed that the bribe was demanded by him on the instruction of Sri Barenya Ranjan Barthakur, ALRS, Circle Officer, Thelamara. Throughout the preliminary investigation, the involvement of the Circle Officer has been discovered within the case.

On Saturday at round 2.30 PM, Sh. Barenya Ranjan Barthakur has been apprehended by a staff of Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Assam from Kahilipara space in reference to above talked about case whereas he was travelling in a automobile bearing Registration No. AS01EE 0877. The automobile wherein he was travelling on the time of interception by the staff of Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption had ‘PRESS’ sticker affixed on the windscreen.

The apprehended accused individual has been dropped at the ACB Police Station for additional motion as per legislation. The investigation of the case is underneath progress.

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