Village development officer caught red-handed in Rajasthan while accepting bribe

  • | Wednesday | 24th November, 2021

Jaipur, Nov 24 (PTI) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Rajasthan has arrested a village development officer from Pali district for allegedly taking a bribe for issuing a lease of land, officials said on Wednesday.The accused officer, Mukesh Kumar Mali, was posted in Amarpura gram panchayat in Jaitaran panchayat samiti, they said.Mali had asked for a bribe of Rs 40,000 from a man for issuing the lease document for his land at a camp organised as part of the state government"s "Prashasan Shehron ke Sang" campaign, the officials said.After verification of the complaint filed by the landowner, a trap was laid and the accused was caught red-handed while accepting the bribe. He was arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act, ACB director general B L Soni said. PTI SDA DIV DIV

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