Guwahati: Darrang district’s Industries and Commerce Centre general manager was arrested by a team of the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti–Corruption on graft charges on Tuesday.
The arrested official has been identified as Hemanta Kumar Talukder.
As per reports, he was arrested based on a complaint that Talukder had demanded Rs 15000 as a bribe for sanctioning a loan under Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) scheme.
The complainant unwilling to pay the bribe moved the V&AC.
Based on the complaint, the team laid a trap to nab the accused.
During the operation, Talukder was arrested while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant on Tuesday.
The officials seized the money from Talukder and he was immediately arrested on the spot.
A case was registered in the ACB police station under section 7(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988( as amended in 2018).