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Assam Against Graft: Govt employee arrested from State Secretariat

An employee of the Assam Secretariat was arrested on charges of corruption. The employee, identified as Seema Devi, was arrested by the Vigilance Department after she was caught red-handed while

An employee of the Assam Secretariat was arrested on charges of corruption. The employee, identified as Seema Devi, was arrested by the Vigilance Department after she was caught red-handed while taking a bribe of Rs 4000.

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Devi is a senior administrative assistant with the Plains Tribal Welfare Department. She was arrested in the D Block of the Assam Secretariat.

Apart from the Rs 4,000 amount that Devi took as a bribe, another amount of Rs 99,000 has been seized from her handbag.

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Reportedly, she sought a bribe of Rs 10,000 for the regularisation of an ad hoc employee’s salary. Later, a Vigilance Cell team also conducted a search at the house of Seema Devi.

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First Published: 5th January, 2022 12:13 IST

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