Indore: A computer operator was caught red-handed by Lokayukta police while accepting an amount of Rs 20,000 as a bribe.
The operator, Tarun Kumawat, had demanded the bribe for helping a persons in transfer of his parental land on his name.
According to information, Datoda village based Virendra Sitoliya had gone to Tappa Simrol based tehsil office for transfer of his parental land on his name and its receipt. There, computer operator Kumavat told Sitoliya would get transfer of land on his name only when he would grease his palms. The operator demanded Rs 20,000 from Sitoliya and the latter agreed to bribe him.
Sitoliya, however, approached Lokayukta police and lodged a complaint against the corrupt operator.
The sleuths laid a trap to name the operator. Sitoliya went to tehsil office with Rs 20000 and when the operator accepted the amount from him, sleuths standing in civil dress outside the office barged inside and nabbed the accused.
The bribe amount was recovered from him. The accused was booked under Section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act 2018.