Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh): An employee of the forest department was on Tuesday caught accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 from a man after registering a false case against him for illegal sale of wood in Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam district, an official said.
Acting on a tip-off, Lokayukta officials laid a trap and caught BBL Pushkar, a vanpal (ranger), accepting Rs 15,000 in the forest office, the official said.
The accused official had allegedly demanded Rs 15,000 from Suresh Patidar, who runs a sawmill in Namli town, after registering a false case against him for illegal sale of wood, Lokayukta inspector Deepak Shejwar said.
A case has been registered against the accused official, he said.
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