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Jaipur Muncipal Corporation officer arrested in graft case

Jaipur: The ACB today placed under arrest the chief fire officer (CFO) of Jaipur Municipal Corporation and two middlemen in an alleged graft case.

Rajasthan ACB Chief Bhupendra Kumar Dak
Rajasthan ACB Chief Bhupendra Kumar Dak

“CFO Dinesh Verma was caught yesterday by an ACB team when he was taking a bribe Rs 1.5 lakh from one of the middlemen, Pushpendra Agrawal, to issue a no-objection certificate to a private hospital,” Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau IG Sachin Mittal said.

The ACB from Verma’s house recovered Rs 69 lakh that included Rs 40 lakh in denomination of Rs 2,000 notes, Rs 22 lakh in Rs 100 notes and Rs 2 lakh in Rs 1,000 notes he said, adding the accused officer has 12 bank accounts.

Following Agrawal’s arrest the other middleman Ramesh was also nabbed, Mittal said.

All the three were arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act, he said.

PTI

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