NRC officials arrested for accepting bribe to enter name in final list


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 list.

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)