The sleuths of V&AC wing of Assam police on Thursday arrested two NRC officials in Guwahati.

The sleuths of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (V&AC) wing of Assam police on Thursday arrested two NRC officials in Guwahati for allegedly accepting bribe from a woman to enter her name in the citizenship list.

Police officials said field Level Officer of Dispur, National Register of Citizens Sewa Kendra, Syed Shahjahan was caught red handed by the sleuths of V&AC while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a woman, identified as Kajari Ghosh Dutta.

According to police, Dutta, a resident of Ananda Nagar area of the city, had filed another FIR against the assistant local registrar of citizen registration (LRCR) Rahul Parashar of the same NRC Sewa Kendra who was also arrested for his alleged complicity with the other official.

“Both the officials had cited some technical defects in Dutta’s application and demanded bribe from her to correct it and to enter her name thereafter in the final NRC list,” said an official.

She had filed a complaint with the A&VC and a trap was laid down as per standard procedure to nab the duo when she came to pay the bribe on Thursday.

The bribe money has been seized from the possession of the accused.

The V&AC have registered a case (no. 09/2019) under section 7(a) of PC Act and they will be produced before the Special Court on Friday.


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