ACB Trap in Rajasthan University (RU): assistant professor held for taking bribe
Assistant professor Mahendra Singh Yadav from Sanskrit department was taking bribe from a research scholar.
Jaipur: The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Wednesday arrested Rajasthan University (RU) assistant professor Mahipal Yadav after he was caught taking a bribe of Rs 40,000 from a research scholar. The professor was reportedly extorting a research (PhD) scholar in the name of verifying bills for release of fellowship grant.
Mahipal Singh was taking the bribe at his university quarters when an ACB team trapped him. On seeing the team, he threw the money into the bathroom, but he was caught and taken into custody.
The research scholar from the Sanskrit department had approached the ACB when the assistant professor pressurised him to pay a bribe of Rs 50,000.Mahendra Singh had allegedly taken Rs 10,000 previously.
ACB verified the complaint and trapped Mahendra Singh on Wednesday after catching him red-handed. He threw the money into his washroom when he saw the ACB team.
ACB launched a search at his office and residence to verify if he was demanding bribes from other students researching under him.
It is the second case of a professor’s trap since February last year. Fifty nine-year-old head of Rajasthan University’s Zoology Department, professor P K Goyal, was held in February, 2016 from a PhD scholar.
PhD students get monthly fellowship grants from the University Grants Commission (UGC). The bills for the grant are verified by the head of the department concerned.