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Ajmer: ACB arrests MDSU professor for taking bribe of Rs 50,000

Professor Satish Agarwal was allegedly caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 50,000 from a student in lieu of scholarship payment.

October 15, 2018, 1:14 pm

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Jaipur: Rajasthan anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested Professor Dr. Satish Agarwal of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University (MDSU) in Ajmer after he was allegedly caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs. 50,000 from a student in lieu of scholarship payment. Dr. Satish Agarwal is a professor in the management department of MDS University. According to ACB officials, the accused Satish Agarwal demanded Rs. 1.5 lakh from the student for approving his scholarship payment of Rs 3 lakh. After negotiations, he agreed to settle for Rs 75,000. Professor Agarwal allegedly took Rs 25,000 before the verification and agreed to take the rest of the amount later. After the deal, the student registered a complaint with ACB against Satish Agarwal. ACB looked into the matter and after the complaint was found genuine, a trap was laid, ACB officials said. The student went to the accused with the remaining Rs 50,000 of the bribe amount. After Dr. Agarwal accepted the amount, the ACB team came and caught Agarwal red-handed for the crime. ACB officials added that the accused professor has been booked under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and will be produced in a court.

First published: October 15, 2018