Assam Range officer

Guwahati: The Forest Range Officer of Lakhipur in the Cachar district was arrested by the sleuths of the vigilance and anti-corruption department on Wednesday.

As per reports, the arrested accused has been identified as Debabrata Gogoi, forest range officer, Lakhipur.

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He was arrested on graft charges by the department.

As per the reports, the official had demanded a bribe from a person for some official work but the person unwilling to pay the bribe approached the V&AC. 

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SDGP & Directer V&AC, GP Singh said the accused was caught red-handed with the bribe money. 

“It may be mentioned that on seeing our team the Ranger ran away from his chamber along with bribe money and was caught at a distance about 1 km from Range Office by V&AC team after a hot chase”, he added.

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