In a commendable effort to combat corruption, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption made a significant arrest at the office of the District Transport Officer in Bongaigaon, Assam, on August 1. On Tuesday, the senior assistant, Subhash Daimary, was caught accepting a bribe of Rs. 5,000.
The arrest was a result of Daimary’s attempt to extort money from the complainant to unblock their Pollution Testing Centre ID. Initially demanding Rs. 6,000, he later reduced the bribe amount to Rs. 5,000.
Undeterred by the corrupt demands, the complainant promptly approached the Directorate seeking necessary legal action against the accused public servant. Responding swiftly, the Directorate laid a well-executed trap on Tuesday in the office of the District Transport Officer and Secretary, Regional Transport Authority, Bongaigaon.
At 2:00 pm, Daimary was apprehended red-handed as he accepted the bribe from the complainant. The tainted money was immediately recovered from his possession and seized in the presence of independent witnesses.
During a body search of the accused public servant, an additional amount of Rs. 26,500 was found and seized in the presence of independent witnesses. This damning evidence led to Daimary’s prompt arrest by the dedicated team.
A case has been registered at the ACB Police Station (Case No. 56/2023) under Section 120 (B) IPC, R/W Section 7(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, as amended in 2018. The necessary legal follow-up actions are already underway to ensure justice prevails against this corrupt public servant and uphold the rule of law.