Guwahati: A team from Assam directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption on Tuesday caught a rural health inspector red-handed while taking bribe for issuing a “death certificate”.

Official sources informed that a complaint was received at the vigilance directorate to the effect that Hitesh Deka, rural health inspector, social preventive medicine (SPM) of a community health centre (CHC) in Rani in Kamrup district, had demanded bribe money for issuing a death certificate.

Unwilling to pay the bribe, the complainant approached this directorate for taking legal action against the public servant. 

“Accordingly, a trap was laid by a team from the directorate of vigilance and anti-corruption, Assam, at CHC Rani and Hitesh Deka, rural health inspector, SPM, CHC, Rani, was caught red handed at 12.45 pm after he had taken the bribe money,” the directorate informed.

The bribe money was recovered from the possession of Deka in the presence of independent witnesses.

A case has been registered in Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) police station PS on Tuesday vide ACB PS case (number 02/2022) under Sections 7(a)/13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (as amended in 2018) against Deka.

The directorate further informed that it was taking necessary legal follow up action in the case.

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