Published On: Wed, Nov 4th, 2015

District supply officer arrested for taking bribe

Shahjahanpur (UP): A district supply officer was arrested by an anti-corruption department team after he was allegedly caught taking a bribe of Rs 50,000 in return for issuing a petrol pump licence, police said today.

Uttar Pradesh DGP Jagmohan Yadav

Uttar Pradesh DGP Jagmohan Yadav

Shahjahanpur’s DSO B K Shukla was arrested yesterday following a complaint made against him by petrol pump owner Prakash Chandra, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Moradabad) Pragya Mishra said.

In his complaint, Chandra had alleged that the term of his licence had expired and the DSO demanded a sum of Rs five lakh for its renewal, but nothing came of it, Mishra said.

The complainant alleged that negotiations once again started for issuing a fresh licence and the DSO again demanded the same amount.

To start the process, Shukla initially demanded Rs 50,000, the complainant alleged.

The Dy SP said a trap was laid during which Shukla was caught accepting the bribe of Rs 50,000.

She said a case was lodged against the DSO under Anti Corruption Act at Sadar Bazar police station last night and he would be produced before the court today.

PTI

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