Jaipur: The Rajasthan anti-corruption burau (ACB) on Thursday arrested two block development officers (BDOs) after they were allegedly caught taking bribes in two sperate traps – one in Chittorgarh and another in Churu district.
Roop Singh Gujjar – BDO of Gangrar Panchayat Samiti in Chittorgarh district was caught taking a bribe of Rs 50,000 for cancelling transfer orders of an employee, while Virpal Singh, BDO of Rajgarh in Churu district, was arrested for taking Rs 1.27 lakh bribe. Rajgarh BDO was demanding bribe to authorize payment to a village sarpanch for developments works carried out by the latter, according to senior ACB official.
In Gangrar panchayat samiti case, a technical assistant Anil Yadav lodged a complaint stating that he was transferred out from Gangrar. Roop Singh Gujjar demanded a bribe of Rs 1 lakh to cancel the bribe, ACB officials said. The ACB verified the complaint and when found it genuine, laid a trap. The BDO was arrested while accepting a bribe amount of Rs 50,000.
In Rajgarh case, sarpanch of Khuddi village Kalyan Singh approached the ACB and complained that the BDO Virpal Singh was demanding 5% commission to release payment of development works. On BDO’s behalf, gram sevak Surendra Nehra was caught taking a bribe amount of Rs 1.27 lakh, the ACB officials said. Both were arrested.
The three men arrested in the two cases were booked under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Further investigation is going on.