Guwahati/ 15th September’2017 (Prag News Desk): The BJP-led government of Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday in Guwahati placed under suspension Binod Kumar Deka, a senior Assam Civil Service (ACS) officer serving as deputy commissioner of Chirang district. The order was following the allegations of demanding and accepting bribe from a contractor of the district earlier this month.
The order came as per directive of chief minister Sonowal himself, with a press release issued by the CM’s office saying Deka was placed under suspension on the basis of an inquiry report of the director of vigilance and anti-corruption department.
The press release that stated that the government of Assam has adopted a zero-tolerance attitude against corruption. No corrupt official will be spared at any cost and the government will continue its fight against corruption in a more vigorous way in the days to come. He also termed corruption as a major deterrent to effective implementation of government schemes.
Deka, a senior ACS officer who had taken over as deputy commissioner of Chirang district, had allegedly demanded a sum of Rs 6 lakh from a contractor, and was earlier this month seen in a video allegedly receiving Rs 30,000 in cash. While the chief minister immediately ordered an inquiry by the vigilance and anti-corruption department, Deka was placed under suspension following its report.