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Assam: Two forest officials caught red-handed while taking bribe

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Guwahati: A team of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption of the Assam police arrested two government employees from the forest department on bribery charges in the Kokrajhar district on Friday.

They were caught red-handed while accepting a demanded bribe for regularising a forest case, the official said.

The arrested employees were identified as Forest Officer B Kamini Narzary, and Forest Guard Prabin Brahma.

Taking to Twitter, GP Singh, the Special Director General of Police (DGP) wrote, “Sri Kamini Narzary Forester Grade B & Sri Prabin Brahma Forest Guard have been trapped and arrested red-handed today by team of @DIR_VAC_ASSAM while accepting demanded money for regularising a forest case at Gossaigaon, Kokrajhar.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Hari Das Singha and Lat Mondal of Patharighat Circle Officer in Darrang district were also caught red-handed while accepting demanded money for land mutation of the complainant.

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