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Congress leader Sachin Sahoo has questioned Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on how could a police officer dare to accept a bribe in broad daylight even after strict warnings from the CM.

Sahoo put this question forward after a Sub-Inspector of the Assam Police was arrested in Hailakandi district’s Patharkandi for accepting a bribe of Rs 5000 in broad daylight.

The arrested police officer was identified as Jitendra Singha who had allegedly accepted the bribe in exchange of a report.

However, after this incident, Sahoo question the CM asking how could a police official dare to do such an act when the CM had issued several warnings against corruption.

He said, “Is this the Ramrajya that the BJP and the CM had been talking about?”

He added that the CM needs to take immediate steps on this issue.

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He further added, “Normally in the day, betel nut trade remains illegal but when it turns to night, the illegal trade turns legal.”

He alleged that these were going on in the dark away from the media and these allegations need to be looked at thoroughly by the Chief Minister.

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It may be mentioned the Sub-Inspector was arrested on Saturday after a video clip of him accepting bribes went viral on social media.

Following the arrested, Special Director General of Police (Law and Order) GP Singh tweeted: “Reference video on social media – After the initial enquiry, Sub Inspector Jitendra Singha of Patharkandi police station has been arrested by Karimganj police today for accepting a bribe. A criminal case has been registered.”

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