Assam: Lat Mandal Caught Red-Handed while accepting Bribe in Jorhat


Guwahati: In its continued drive, the  Vigilance and Anti-Corruption cell on Friday night arrested a Lat Mandal in Assam’s Jorhat district on bribery charges. 

The arrested individual has been identified as Abdul Baki Sheikh, Lat Mandal of Jorhat Revenue Circle. He was trapped and caught red-handed at his residence while accepting a bribe money from the complainant.

According to police, Sheikh had demanded the bribe money from the complainant for processing of land related documents.

Taking to Twitter, ADGP (Law & Order) GP Singh wrote, “Today, a Team from the @DIR_VAC_ASSAM trapped red-handed at his home & arrested Md Abdul Baki Seikh, Lat Mandal, Jorhat Revenue Circle, Jorhat district after he accepted bribe money from the complainant for processing Land related documents. @assampolice @CMOfficeAssam”.

Meanwhile, a case under relevant sections has been registered against him.

The anti-corruption cell along with the Assam Police is keeping a strict vigil to curb all kinds of corruption activities across the state. In the last few months, many state government officials were caught red-handed while accepting bribes.