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Updated on: Thursday, August 12, 2021, 11:08 PM IST

Bhopal: Clerk seeks Rs 50K bribe from farmer, held

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BHOPAL (Madhya Pradesh): The Lokayukta police caught a staffer of the tehsildar's office while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a farmer in Niwari district, an official said.

Lokayukta (DSP) Rajesh Khede of Sagar, told reporters that the accused Pradeep Babele (58), a reader (stenographer) of Orchha officiating tehsildar Sandeep Sharma, allegedly demanded Rs 50,000 from Mahesh Yadav, a resident of Ram Nagar, for recording the latter's name as the owner of a land in government record. After the verifications and the complaint lodged by the farmer, the Lokayukta police laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed while collecting the bribe amount at his office in tehsil headquarters, the official said.

A case has been registered against Babele under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and further investigations are on, he added.

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Published on: Thursday, August 12, 2021, 11:08 PM IST
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