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Assam: Superintendent of Excise apprehended in Kokrajhar on bribery charge

GUWAHATI: Two Assam government officials were arrested by Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption officials on Friday while allegedly accepting bribes in separate incidents, said police.

While a Superintendent of Excise was apprehended in Kokrajhar, ahead assistant of a school was arrested in Hojai, he said.

The Excise superintendent was caught red-handed by the Vigilance team while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from a manager of a wine shop.

The bribe money was recovered from his possession in presence of independent witnesses and a case has been registered in Anti-Corruption Bureau Police Station.

Another trap was laid in Lanka in Hojai district which led to the arrest of a head assistant of Lanka High School while allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant which he had sought for processing his leave encashment matter.

The bribe money was seized from the accused and investigation launched into the case registered in the Anti-Corruption Bureau Police Station, he added.

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