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Jaipur: JDA accountant arrested for taking bribe of Rs 5000

The accountant was allegedly demanding bribe to reduce the lease estimate amount.

December 26, 2017, 10:44 pm

ACB trap

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Jaipur: The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested Girdhari Lal Agarawal, an accountant of Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) after he was caught red-handed taking a bribe of Rs 5000. The accountant was allegedly demanding bribe to reduce the lease estimate amount. He was deputed in the Zone – 10. He was booked under various sections of the Prevent of Corruption Act. He will be produced in a court on Wednesday. According to IG, ACB Sachin Mittal, one Indraj Meena had approached the agency and registered a complaint against Agarwal. Meena had bought a shop in Automobile Nagar in Jaipur and applied for a lease deed in Zone Number – 10. Agarwal told Meena that he would reduce the lease estimate amount if the complainant paid Rs 5000. The ACB verified the complaint and laid a trap under the supervision of Add SP, ACB Jaipur rural Narottam Varma. “He was caught red-handed accepting the bribe. He was arrested. Further investigation is going on,” said the officer.

First published: December 26, 2017