Panchayat Secy nabbed for accepting bribe from disabled person

Indore: Lokayukta Police on Friday arrested a village panchayat secretary for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from a physically handicapped man in exchange of financial aid to him under Indira Awas Yojana scheme.

Panchayat secretary of Tigariya village, Dilip Patel was arrested in Khandwa district on complaint of Vinod Shankarlal, Lokayukta police said.

Shankarlal was set to get Rs 45,000 under IAY to construct a house, out of which he had already received Rs 22,500, they said.

Patel had demanded Rs 3,000 from Shankarlal to issue a letter regarding the remaining amount, they said, adding, Patel was nabbed while accepting the amount.

A case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been lodged against Patel, they said, adding, the matter is being probed.