Two Assam govt officials held on corruption charges

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In separate operations, two Assam government officials were caught red-handed for taking bribes and were later arrested on July 29 by the state vigilance and anti-corruption bureau (ACB).

Barasha Borah Bordoloi, who works as a superintendent of excise in Morigaon district of Assam was held while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000. The official had allegedly demanded Rs 1 lakh from a person for some official work related to bar license. Unwilling to pay the bribe, the person approached SP Morigaon and a complaint was lodged at the state anti-corruption wing.

Accordingly, ACB officials laid a trap in the office chamber of the accused official. Bordoloi was caught red-handed immediately after she accepted a bribe of Rs 20,000 from the complainant in her office chamber.

In a similar case in Dibrugarh district, Nabojyoti Sarma, a lower primary school teacher who has been working in the office of the block elementary education officer in the Khowang area of Dibrugarh, had demanded a bribe from a person. Following that, a complaint was lodged with the ACB and the officers caught Sarma red-handed from his office on July 28.

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