Discom engineer, bank manager arrested by ACB for taking bribes

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March 22, 2021, 6:42 pm

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Jaipur: The Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested an assistant engineer in DISCOM from Udaipur, and a branch manager in Tonk in two separate graft cases on Monday.

In a first case, assistant engineer Mahesh Gupta posted at Ajmer DISCOM division was arrested for taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 in Udaipur.  He had demanded the bribe in a solar energy-related case from the complainant.

“The complainant had alleged that he was seeking a file related to a solar power project and wanted the power supply to be increased, for this purpose, he had approached Gupta who demanded a bribe of Rs 15,000 but settled for Rs 10,000,” said an ACB official, adding that after verification of the complaint, the ACB laid a trap and arrested Gupta red-handed.

In the second case, the ACB’s Ajmer unit arrested Surendra Singh Bhalot, posted as the manager of Bank of Baroda’s Banetha village branch in Tonk district. Bhalot was arrested for taking a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complaint.

“The bank manager demanded the illicit money for increasing the limit of loan application. He had demanded the bribe form an applicant through an ATM guard of the bank,” an official said, adding that after the verification of the complaint, the officials found the allegations to be true and laid a trap in which the accused was caught red-handed while taking the bribe.

First published: March 22, 2021