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Jodhpur: Doctor arrested for taking bribe of Rs 12,500

Dr Pradeed Vishnoi was incharge of community health center (CHC) in Lohawat. He was taking bribe to release payment for food provided to pregnant woman under a government scheme.

| Updated:
September 4, 2018 4:35 pm
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Jaipur: Rajasthan anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on Tuesday arrested a doctor after he was allegedly caught red-handed taking a bribe of Rs 12,500 at Lohawat area in Jodhpur. Dr Pradeed Vishnoi was incharge of community health center (CHC) in Lohawat. He was taking bribe to release payment for food provided to pregnant woman under a government scheme, according to ACB.

According to senior ACB officers, one Pappu Sharma, 50-year-old woman who was member of an NGO, approached the ACB with a complaint against Dr Pradeep Bishnoi. She told the ACB that under the government’s Kaleva Scheme, her organization had provided food to pregnant women who delivered babies at the CHC.

When the woman approached Dr Pradeep for release of payment amounting to Rs 85,000, he demanded 25% of the amount as his commission, officials said.

“The complaint was verified and when it was found genuine, a trap was laid by ACB. Dr Pradeep was caught taking bribe of Rs 12,500. He was arrested and booked under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act,” said an ACB officer.

The officer added that further investigation is going on and searches are being carried out at the doctor’s house, office and other places.

First published: September 4, 2018
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