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Raj ACB arrests assistant professor for graft

Jaipur: An assistant professor of Rajasthan University was today arrested by ACB sleuths for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 here.

Rajasthan ACB Chief Alok Tripathi
Rajasthan ACB Chief Alok Tripathi.

Mahipal Singh Yadav, posted in the department of Sanskrit of the university, had demanded Rs 50,000 from a scholar for clearing his bills, Additional SP (ACB), Narottam Lal Verma said.

The complainant scholar had given Rs 10,000 earlier to the assistant professor and was caught today accepting Rs 40,000 in cash, he said.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths also arrested peon Hari Mohan, a contractual employee working at the department, who was acting as the middleman, the officer said.

The ACB has not revealed the complainant’s name, Verma said.

On seeing the sleuths, the accused professor allegedly threw the bribe money in a gutter, he said, adding the money was later recovered.

“The assistant professor accepted that he had taken bribe from scholars in the past too. All cases will be collectively probed,” the officer said.

In a separate case, Pratapgarh wing of ACB arrested a middleman and a junior accountant for taking bribe of Rs 3,600 for issuing stamps and filing challan.

Complainant Vijay Kumar Kothari had lodged a complaint that the accountant had demanded the bribe through middleman, ACB Circle Officer Narendra Singh Charan said.



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