Diphu : The Diphu Treasury Office was sealed after reports of corruption surfaced following which an FIR was lodged at Diphu Police Station by Mukul Kumar Saikia, the deputy commissioner of Karbi Anglong and returning officer of Diphu and Howraghat election districts.
The Treasury office was sealed after an accountant of the treasury office brought allegations against “CEM” asking them to pass bills without valid documents. The office was sealed in presence of additional deputy commissioner and magistrate Norsing Bey and additional superintendent of police Dibjyoti Talukdar.
There was a rush of contractors and employees at Diphu Treasury Office due to the financial year ending. However, the contractors and employees leveled allegations of demanding bribes against treasury officer Amarendra Sharma. The treasury officer allegedly demanded 1% on the amount of a bill to be cleared as a bribe.
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As this reported visited the treasury office on the evening of Sunday, there was a rush of government employees as well as government contractors for getting signature of the treasury officer and token. The treasury officer and staff for the last two to three days were working late till midnight to get the cheques cleared.