Two government officials caught accepting a Rs 1 lakh bribe from Damoh

Damoh / Sagar (Madhya Pradesh): Lokayukta police on Tuesday arrested a chief municipal officer (CMO) and an accountant as he allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a contractor for paying an invoice for construction work in the Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh.

Prakash Chand Pathak, the general manager of Tendukheda city council, and accountant Jitendra Shrivastava allegedly asked the complainant 1 lakh in rupees for paying his bills for the construction of roads and drains, the police superintendent (SP) said, Lokayukta, Sagar Rameshwar Singh Yadav.

Based on a complaint, Lokayukta police set a trap and caught the duo in the act while accepting the amount of the bribe at their office, he said.

A deputy engineer, who was standing outside the office when the money was handed over, was also named a co-accused in the case, another official said.

A case has been registered against the officials accused under the relevant provisions of the Corruption Prevention Law and further investigations are ongoing, he said.

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Posted on: Tuesday September 21, 2021 20:43 IST

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