Published On: Fri, Jun 3rd, 2016

Bribery case: IAS, RAS officers suspended by Raj govt

Jaipur: IAS officer Neeraj K Pawan and Rajasthan Administrative Service officer Anil Kumar Agrawal, who were arrested in connection with a bribery case involving Rs 1.5 crore, have been suspended by the state government.

IAS officer Neeraj K Pawan

IAS officer Neeraj K Pawan

The Personnel department issued the orders last night citing their arrest as the “reason” for the suspension.

Pawan, a 2003- batch IAS officer, and RAS officer Agrawal were arrested on May 30 by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Rajasthan.

Both the accused officials are currently in police custody.

Earlier, ACB had conducted raids at 18 premises of five persons including Pawan, one Ajeet Soni, two other officers and a storekeeper in connection with an alleged racket in National Rural Health Mission (NHRM).

Pawan was removed as the Commissioner of Agriculture department.

PTI

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