Two Assam Transport officials from Assam's Lakhimpur were suspended after footage of the duo demanding bribes from truckers had gone viral on social media platforms recently.
Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, meanwhile, has instructed the Transport Department’s Principal Secretary and Commissioner, Transport to place the officials involved in the incident under immediate suspension.
Following the Minister’s order, the Transport Department has placed Palash Jyoti Hazarika and Rajen Panging, both Assistant Enforcement Inspectors in the office of the District Transport Officer, Lakhimpur, under suspension under Rule 6 (1) (a) of the Assam Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1964, with immediate effect.
Meanwhile, Paban Thakuria, a Motor Vehicle Inspector in the office of the District Transport Officer in Nalbari, has also been placed under suspension.
The Commissioner of Transport, Assam, will enquire into both the matters and submit A report within the next 15 days, reports said.
It may be mentioned here that earlier on Monday, the Asomiya Yuva Mancha demonstrated in front of the District Transport Office, North Lakhimpur, and burnt the effigy of the transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary in protest of the open bribery practices by the officials of his department in Lakhimpur district.
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