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Jaisalmer: ACB arrests SE for taking bribe

The ACB trap took place at Shankarlal’s government residence in Jaisalmer. He was allegedly asking a bribe for providing an agriculture connection.

November 6, 2018, 1:40 pm

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Jaipur: Rajasthan anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Tuesday arrested superintendent engineer (SEO) of Jodhpur Vidhyut Vitaran Nigam, Shankar Lal , after he was allegedly caught taking a bribe of Rs 15,000. The ACB trap took place at Shankarlal’s government residence in Jaisalmer. He was allegedly asking a bribe for providing an agriculture connection. According to ACB officials, a complaint was received against SE Shankarlal. “A man who had applied for an electricity connection for agriculture purpose alleged that Shankar Lal was demanding a bribe of Rs 25,000 for approving his application. The complaint was verified and when it was found genuine, a trap was laid under the supervision of DSP Anil Dayal,” said an ACB officer. SE Shankarlal was caught red-handing taking the bribe at his government residence in Jaisalmer, the officer said. “He was arrested and booked under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. He will be produced in a court. Searches are going on at residence, office and other places belonging to him,” said the officer.

First published: November 6, 2018
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