Published On: Wed, Aug 12th, 2015

Fisheries Dept Asst Director caught taking Rs 20,000 bribe

Panna (MP): Lokayukta Police today arrested Assistant Director of Fisheries Department here while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 for granting permission for construction of a pond for rearing fish.

 Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta Justice Prakash Prabhakar Naolekar

Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta Justice Prakash Prabhakar Naolekar

The official, identified as Abdul Rasheed Qureshi, had demanded a bribe of Rs 40,000 from a farmer Ram Manohar Dahayat of Uncha village in Panna district, Lokayukta Inspector K K Agrawal said.

“The farmer later tipped-off Lokayukta police about it, following which, a trap was laid and when Dahayat went to his official residence to pay Rs 20,000 as first instalment to Qureshi and he was caught red-handed by the Lokayukta sleuths,” the inspector said.

A case under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against the official in this regard, he said, adding, further investigation into the matter is on.

PTI

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