Guwahati: The Vigilance & Anti Corruption department along with the Nagaon Police arrested a food safety officer for bribery.
Police sources informed that the police arrested the officer from his office while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 10,500.
The sources said that the arrested person has been identified as Birinchi Kumar Karzi.
He was arrested based on a complaint that he had demanded Rs 1 lakh from a businessman for issuing an FSSAI Licence.
Special DGP L&O and also Director of the V&AC, GP Singh in a tweet said, “In a lawful trap operation in Nagaon, one Birinchi Kumar Karzee, Designated Food Safety Officer, Nagaon has been caught red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 against demanded Rs One Lac to issue FSSAI License for a Start-Up that the complainant owns.”
The arrested person has been arrested and is being questioned about all other corruption activities that he may be involved in.