Chief municipal officer held for accepting Rs 1 lakh bribe

Last Updated: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 21:24

Indore: The Chief Municipal Officer of Pandhana was on Thursday arrested from here by the Lokayukta Police for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a private contractor, police said.

Rahul Sharma had allegedly demanded Rs 2.13 lakh from the complainant Sajid for clearing his pending bill of over Rs 4 lakh, an official said.

The builder had constructed a government building at the cost of Rs 17.50 lakh at Pandhana in Khandwa district. While the municipal council had settled the bill of Rs 11.26 lakh towards the construction cost, dues of Rs 4.5 lakh were pending, after the council deducted the difference in sales tax, income tax and other levies.

However, Sharma allegedly sought the bribe in instalments from Sajid for clearing the amount.
Sharma was nabbed by a team of sleuths while he was accepting the first instalment of Rs 1 lakh from Sajid.

A case under Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against the officer.


First Published: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 21:08

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