Government official caught accepting bribe to process pension case

A government official caught accepting a bribe to handle a pension case in Assam on Tuesday

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Assam: An Assam government official was caught in the act demanding a bribe on Tuesday. A complaint was received at the Management alleging that Bipin Kalita, Assistant Chief working in the office of Joint Director, Health Services, Baksa, Mushalpur, demanded Rs. 5,000 as a bribe for handling the case of pension and also for the regularization of the salary scale of the complainant who is a retired nurse from the ANM.

Not wanting to pay the bribe, the plaintiff approached this management to take the necessary legal action against the aforementioned official. As a result, a trap was set today at Mushalpur in the office of the Joint Director, Health Services, Baksa, by a team from the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Directorate, Assam.

Bipin Kalita, Chief Assistant was caught red-handed at 12:45 p.m., in the office shortly after accepting the demanded bribe of Rs. 5,000/- (five thousand rupees only) from the plaintiff . The amount of the bribe was recovered from the property of the accused official in the presence of independent witnesses. As a result, he was apprehended by the team.

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A case was filed at ACB Police Station on 7/19/2022 in ACB PS Case No. 17/2022 U/S 7(a) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended 2018) against Bipin Kalita, Head Asstt., O/O Co-Director, Health Services, Baksa. The necessary legal proceedings are in progress.

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