Bhopal: Accountant Posted In Berasia Municipality Caught Receiving ₹20K Bribe

Bhopal: Accountant Posted In Berasia Municipality Caught Receiving ₹20K Bribe

The accused accountant was demanding Rs 50k bribe to release the contract amount.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Tuesday, April 09, 2024, 05:52 PM IST
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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)

A Special Police Establishment (SPE) Lokayukta police of Bhopal caught an accountant posted in Nagar Palika Berasia for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a government contractor, police said on Tuesday.

SP Manu Vyas said that the complainant, Sunil Kumar, works as a government contractor. He had taken out a contract for the construction of shops at the stadium in 2023. The cost of the contract was Rs 5 lakh.

Kumar, in his complaint, mentioned that accused accountant Sachin Kathane allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 50,000, or 10% of the total cost, to release the contract amount.

Kathane reported the matter to the police. A team was formed under led by DSP Anil Bajpayee, with inspector Mayuri Gour, Neelam Patwa and others as its members.

The team decided to catch accountant Sachin Kathane red-handed, so they planned to lay a trap, with the help of complainant Sunil Kumar.

As part of the plan, Kumar visited the accountant at the office of Lok Seva Kendra, located in Berasia, on Tuesday. As soon as he paid an installment of Rs 20,000 to Kathane, the team of Lokayukta police caught him red-handed receiving the cash. Further probe is underway.

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