Published On: Wed, Dec 18th, 2019

Electricity dept official caught taking bribe

Shahdol: An junior engineer from the electricity department was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 15 lakh in Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, Lokayukta police said.

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Rajesh Tiwari was caught while accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh in cash and a cheque of Rs 5 lakh near Shahdol stadium here, Lokayukta deputy superintendent of police B K Patel said.

Tiwari had demanded a bribe of Rs 2 crore from the complainant contractor Bhanu Prakash Kachet for clearing his dues of Rs 18 crore, Patel said.

The accused official was taken to a government circuit house for questioning, he said, adding that further probe is underway in the matter.

PTI

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