Suspended bureaucrat held for graft in Assam

first_imgThe Assam police on Sunday arrested a bureaucrat for his alleged involvement in a land scam associated with a Central government project.Pradip Kumar Talukdar, an Assam Civil Service officer, was taken to southern Assam’s Karimganj district after the police arrested him from his Guwahati residence.He was the Deputy Commissioner of Karimganj district when the alleged incident of graft took place. 20 cases filedMr. Talukdar was facing 20 cases for allegedly siphoning off the money that was meant to compensate local people whose lands were acquired by the Land Ports Authority of India for a border trade project at Sutarkandi. The bureaucrat was transferred to the Cooperative Department where he was serving as a secretary. The government had suspended him on July 19.last_img

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