Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh): The Lokayukta police arrested an employee of Krishi Upaj Mandi for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 35,000 in Jabalpur on Friday, an official said.
The official said that Sandeep Suhane had lodged a complaint against the sub-engineer Ramshankar Agnihotri for demanding Rs 35,000 for valuation and changing his shop from a grain to vegetable store in the market.
Lokayukta Deputy Superintendent of Police J P Verma said that acting on the complaint, the police formed a team to nab the accused. As soon as Suhane gave the money to Agnihotri, the police caught him red-handed with the bribe amount in the market premises.
Suhane had been allotted a grain shop in the market and he wanted to get it valued and changed it to a vegetable shop. He further said that the market's sub-engineer has the power to change the usage of the shop.
The accused official is on deputation to Krishi Upaj Mandi from the MP State Agriculture Marketing Board office here, Verma added.
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