Guwahati, October 27 : Assam police arrested a man from the Dibrugarh district of Upper Assam on Thursday, after he accepted a Rs 10 lakh bribe.
The man was identified as Naba Kumar Patir, an assistant engineer in Dibrugarh’s Town and Country Planning government department.
A police official said the engineer requested the bribe from a dentist wanting an appointment in the Assam Medical College Hospital (AMCH).
“He contacted me after I applied for a post in AMCH under Assam Public Service Commission and claimed that he would help me and demanded a bribe for it. He also said that, he has good contacts with APSC. Regarding the matter I contacted police and police raided his house based on my complaint soon after I paid him Rs 10 lakh in cash at his house and caught him red handed,” the dentist said.
Police registered a case against the engineer.
Asomiya Yuba Mancha demanded a high level inquiry into the Assam Public Service Commission after the engineer’s arrest.
“We have demanded a high level inquiry against APSC on many occasions but the state government has yet to take appropriate action,” Jitul Deka, Secretary General of Asomiya Yuba Mancha said.