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Assistant forest officer held with Rs 300,000 bribe

- Post Report, KAPILVASTU

Jun 15, 2018-

Assistant forest officer of Area Forest Office Jababairath in Kapilvastu was arrested with Rs 300,000 bribe on Friday.

A team Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) arrested forest officer Brahma Dev Mahato from his Chandrauta-based rented apartment with the bribe money. According to CIAA Butwal, the team of anti-graft body raided Mahato’s room following a tip that he took bribe from service seekers.

It has been learnt that Mahato accepted the bribe money from service seekers to grant permission to cut and supply logs. He has been staying at a rented apartment in Chandrauta of Shivaraj Municipality for the past two years.

In a separate incident, a CIAA team arrested driver of Foreign Employment Department Tahachal, Damodar Regmi, on charge of taking Rs 6000 bribe.  

Published: 15-06-2018 19:50

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