NRC officials arrested for accepting bribe to enter name in
Citizenship list
    Guwahati, Jun 13 (PTI) Two NRC officials were arrested
here Thursday for allegedly accepting bribe from a woman to
enter her name in the citizenship list, police said.
    Field Level Officer of Dispur, National Register of
Citizens Sewa Kendra, Syed Shahjahan was caught red handed by
a team of Anti-Corruption Bureau while accepting a bribe of Rs
10,000 from a woman, identified as Kajari Ghosh Dutta, the
police said.
    Dutta, a resident of Ananda Nagar area of the city,
had filed another FIR against the Assistant Local Registrar of
Citizen Registration (LRCR) Rahul Parashar of the same NRC
Sewa Kendra who was also arrested for his alleged complicity
with the other official, they said.
    Both the accused had highlighted some technical
defects in Dutta's application and demanded bribe from her to
correct it and to enter her name thereafter in the final NRC
    Dutta had filed a complaint with the Anti Corruption
Bureau under the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption,
Assam and a trap was laid down as per standard procedure to
nab the duo when she came to pay the bribe on Thursday.
    Today (Thursday) the complainant was to pay the bribe
amount. The bribe money has been seized from the possession of
the accused. The duo will be produced before the Special Court
on Friday, police said. PTI DG

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