ACS officer sentenced to four years in bribery case

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GUWAHATI, April 8: The court of the special judge here on Thursday sentenced an Assam Civil Service (ACS) officer to four years imprisonment in a bribery case.

Senior ACS officer Nandita Konwar was arrested by the sleuths of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau of Assam Police in 2015 for allegedly accepting a bribe from a member of an NGO.

Konwar was the project director of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) of Kamrup Metro district at the time of the arrest.

“Special V&AC Court in case No.10/2017 convicted Nandita Konwar, then serving as project director, DRDA, Kamrup (M) Punishment: under section 7 PC Act-3 years & fine of Rs.12,000 under section 13(2) PC Act-4 years & fine of Rs 20000 Both sentences to run concurrently,” Special DGP GP Singh said in a tweet.

Konwar, daughter of former Congress leader and former governor of Bihar and Tripura Devananda Konwar, was allegedly caught red-handed at Chandmari on October 8, 2015.

Konwar was arrested for allegedly demanding and receiving Rs 12,000 from Purna Chetry, adviser to Durga Sarovar Unnayan Samity, an NGO.

She allegedly had demanded 12 per cent of the bill amount of Rs 1.2 lakh for constructing a road at Durga Sarovar with funds from MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) of then Guwahati MP Bijoya Chakravarty.



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