Assam’s vigilance and anti-corruption sleuths apprehended a state government Joint Secretary while accepting a bribe.
KK Sharma, the arrested official, has been identified.
He was apprehended while accepting Rs 90,000 from a complainant for the renewal of a security firm licence.
On the other hand, ADGP (Law & Order) GP Singh tweeted, “In a late evening Ops, @DIR_VAC_ASSAM trapped red handed and arrested Sri KK Sharma ACS Joint Secretary to Govt of Assam after accepting INR 90k from complainant for renewal of security firm license.”
In a late evening Ops, @DIR_VAC_ASSAM trapped red handed and arrested Sri KK Sharma ACS Joint Secretary to Govt of Assam after accepting INR 90k from complainant for renewal of security firm license. @assampolice @CMOfficeAssam pic.twitter.com/rwMZzryF3A
— GP Singh (@gpsinghips) October 28, 2022
After accepting Rs 90,000 from the complainant for the renewal of a security firm licence, ACS KK Sharma, Joint Secretary to the Government of Assam, was caught red-handed and arrested.
A subsequent search at his residence by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption resulted in the recovery of Rs. 49 lakh in unaccounted cash. The cash is seized in accordance with the applicable laws.
Directorate of Vigilance&Anti-Corruption of Assam Police arrested KK Sharma,ACS,Joint Secy to Govt of Assam while he was accepting a Rs 90,000 bribe from a complainant for renewal of security firm license. Rs 49.247 lakhs unaccounted cash seized in further search of his residence pic.twitter.com/9VsKjKmfRv
— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2022
Earlier, on October 21, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Department took action against corruption at the District Transport Office (DTO), Dibrugarh, where searches were conducted at the residence of Sanjib Hazarika, DTO Dibrugarh. During the raid, over Rs.7,03,800 in unaccounted cash and Rs.87,000 in demonetized notes were discovered in his possession.
The Assam government has maintained its anti-corruption campaign, which is led by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, which is led by GP Singh, Special DGP. From May 10, 2021 to October 19, 2022, 41 cases were registered, with a total of 40 cases filed until October 19, 2022.