Veterinary doctor arrested from Guwahati on graft case
A senior officer of Assam’s Animal Husbandry and Veterinary department was caught taking bribes at Rukmini Gaon area of Guwahati on November 23, informed the Director-General of Police.
The officer, identified as Dr Arup Jyoti Bhuyan, serving as deputy director of AH & V department, was arrested after a complaint was lodged against him by a dairy farm owner in Kokrajhar, alleging that Bhuyan had demanded Rs 20,000 to issue a transit permit for transporting milch cows from Alipurduar.
Following the complaint, a trap was laid to nab Bhuyan while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000.
“A complaint was received by the Kokrajhar superintendent of police to the effect that the complainant owns a dairy farm and in order to bring three milch cows to his farm from Alipurduar (North Bengal), he approached the veterinary doctor for providing necessary transit permit for the purpose,” an official statement issued here said.
According to the complaint, Bhuyan demanded a bribe from the complainant for issuing the permit.
“Unwilling to pay the bribe, the complainant approached SP, Kokrajhar for taking necessary legal action against the public servant,” the statement said.’
A case (number 817/2021) was registered at Kokrajhar police station under Section 7(a) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended 2018) against the deputy director on Tuesday. “Necessary follow up legal action is being taken,” it added.
Meanwhile, special DGP GP Singh tweeted, “Arup Jyoti Bhuyan Deputy Director Animal Husbandry & Veterinary was arrested red-handed at Guwahati while taking a bribe of INR 20000 by a team of @KokrajharP and @DIR_VAC_ASSAM.”
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