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FIR against Joint Director Health Services for corruption

Press Trust of India  |  Hailakandi 

A magisterial inquiry has been initiated against Joint Dr Avijit Basu following an FIR about corruption charges against him in sadar police station by students' organisation PSOYF.

Additional (incharge of Health) EL Fairheim immediately instituted the probe and directed circle officer Tridip Roy to inquire into the allegations of corruption against Dr Basu and submit a report to him.

Roy submitted a report to Fairheim Monday in which he corroborated the charges of corruption levelled against Dr Basu by the students' organisation on Saturday, official sources said.

The findings of the magisterial inquiry report is stated to have been sent to the health authorities in Guwahati for initiating action against Dr Basu.

A case has also been filed by the district administration against the Joint at Sadar police station on Sunday.

The Hailakandi district administration headed by Deputy Commissioner has adopted a zero tolerance policy against corruption and has initiated actions against those found indulging in corrupt practices, the sources said.

A video footage of Dr Basu accepting bribe from an employee at his office chamber had gone viral in the social media recently.

The Directorate of has immediately transferred and posted Dr Basu to Baska and he handed over charge to Medical and Dr. Abed Rasul Mazumder on Sunday afternoon, the sources said.

Investigation is on by the district police which also went to the Director, on Saturday as part of the probe, they added.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 20:30 IST