The Nagaon Police has arrested a Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI) along with two others on charges of bribery from District Transport Office premises.
The MVI was identified as Hemen Das who allegedly was engaged in a lot of corruption-related activities.
On Tuesday evening, he was arrested by a team of Nagaon Police based on a complaint that he had demanded Rs 35 thousand from a person for clearing the vehicle-fitness documents belonging to the person.
Speaking about the incident, SP Nagaon, Anand Mishra said that the person was under the radar of the police as there were several allegations against him.
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“Despite he being warned to stop all the corrupt practices, the MVI shamelessly carried on with the corruption inside the office premises”, Mishra added.
He further added that the police received another complaint about him on Tuesday and based on the complaint, he was arrested “red-handed” accepting a bribe of Rs 35 thousand.
Along with Das, two other employees, namely peon Pranav Mahanta and computer assistant Balwant Kaur were arrested for being a part of the “nexus”. Along with them, Das’s driver Pulak Roy was also arrested.
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On searching the office of Das, the police recovered around Rs 2.09 lakh while another Rs 8.13 lakh were recovered from his house in Nagaon’s Haiborgaon area.
Apart from the cash, the police also recovered a 9mm pistol and several bottles of liquor from his residence.
However, a police source said that the police did not find anything objectionable in his house in Guwahati.
All three persons were suspended by the transport department and on Wednesday, they were sent to police custody for further investigation.
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