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Assam police official awarded 4 years rigorous imprisonment on bribery charges

Assam police official awarded 4 years rigorous imprisonment on bribery charges

A police officer from Assam was sentenced to 4-years of rigorous imprisonment by a special court in a case of bribery.

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A police officer from Assam was sentenced to 4-years of rigorous imprisonment by a special court in a case of bribery.

The Sub Inspector (UB) of Bokalia Police Station, Karbi Anglong, Bhagyeswar Hazarika was arrested by officials of the vigilance and anti-corruption bureau for demanding and accepting bribes.

The court observed that the charges against Hazarika were true beyond doubt and sentenced him to 4-years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) under ACB PS Case No. 3/2018 u/s 7/13(1)(d)/13(2) of the PC Act 1988.

Furthermore, a fine of Rs 8,000 has also been imposed on the accused by a Special Court U/S 7/13(2) of the PC Act.

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Earlier in October, the Directorate of Vigilance & Anti-Corruption, Assam apprehended Assistant Sub Inspector Ahmed Ali of Dhupdhara Police Station in Goalpara district, Assam on charges of bribery.

Ali allegedly demanded Rs 5,000 from a complainant to settle a family dispute. The bribe amount was later reduced to Rs 3,000. The complainant, refusing to pay the bribe, reported the incident to the Directorate.

In response, a trap was set up on the evening of Friday at the Dhupdhara Police Station area. Ali was caught accepting Rs 2,500 as part of the bribe in front of a shop near the police station at 7:45 PM. The bribe money was recovered and seized in the presence of independent witnesses.

A case has been registered against Ali at the ACB Police Station on October 27, 2023, under Section 7(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018).

Edited By: Atiqul Habib
Published On: Nov 22, 2023