MP: PWD official caught taking Rs 25,000 bribe from contractor in Bhopal

MP: PWD official caught taking Rs 25,000 bribe from contractor in Bhopal

an executive engineer of the PWD department accepting the bribe at Nehru Nagar crossing, Bhopal

PTIUpdated: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 08:07 PM IST
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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): An official from the public works department (PWD) was caught red-handed while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal district on Saturday, an official said.

Based on a complaint, the Lokayukta police laid a trap and caught an executive engineer of the PWD department accepting the bribe at Nehru Nagar crossing, Bhopal Lokayukta superintendent of police Manu Vyas told PTI.

The complainant, who is a contractor, had alleged that the accused official had demanded bribe to clear his bill dues and a security deposit return totaling around Rs 67 lakh, he said.

An offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused, the official said.

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