Two Engineers Arrested For Bribes In Kokrajhar


KOKRAJHAR, DEC 30: Kokrajhar police arrested two engineers of executive engineer (Agriculture) Kokrajhar office for allegedly bribes taken from tractor beneficiaries in the name of tractor distribution recently.

Police arrested the duo officers late last night from their respective quarters in Kokrajhar and today evening sent to the jail after a thorough interrogation.

The arrested officers were identified as Nilkanta Kalita and Sudip Deb, engineers of executive engineer office of Agriculture department in Kokrajhar.

Duo officers were allegedly involved with bribes taking from tractor beneficiaries and bribes taking video was viral on social media and accordingly police carried out investigation after a complaint lodged against them from the concerned department procedures.

Notably, BTR executve member for Agriculture department, Ghanashyam Das recently ordered an enquiry against the incident and said that BTR government and state government I have been initiating strict step against the corruption situation in the region.

He said that no any corruption like situation would be spared and necessary preventive measures would be initiated.

Police has interrogated several hours on duo arrested officers at police station and sent forward to the jail.

A case has been lodged with Kokrajhar police station in this regard.

” A thorough investigation is going on into the incident”, said a senior police officer.