GOALPARA, June 7 - Palash Patgiri, who serves as a clerk in the office of Inspector of Schools,Goalpara district circle, was arrested under corruption charges on Saturday.
According to reliable sources, a trap was laid when some contractual teachers approached the police with a complaint that a clerk named Palash Patgiri in the office of IS was demanding bribe from them for including their names in the list of beneficiaries for a hike in their total emoluments, as announced by the state government earlier.
Accordingly, the accused was caught red handed while accepting the bribe by police. The bribe amount of Rs 69,000/- was recovered from his possession and a case No. 280/20 was registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
As per reports available, the list of beneficiaries has names of 181 contractual teachers of the district.