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Mantralaya clerk held in Rs 1 lakh bribe case


MUMBAI: A Mantralaya clerk who made the travel to Jalgaon in pursuit of Rs 1 lakh bribe was stuck pink passed on Thursday.

According to a senior Anti-Corruption Bureau legitimate, Omprakash Lakhanlal Yadav is a clerk in the earnings department. He had assured a clerk in the Amravati collector’s place of work a switch to Jalgaon and had demanded Rs 1 lakh for it. Since it was an inter-division switch, it required approval from the earnings department in Mantralaya. It is believed Yadav could have played a task in securing approval of the proposal.


After the switch order was issued, Yadav allegedly demanded his payback. The complainant agreed to pay, however instructed Yadav he would have to come to Jalgaon to gather the money. Meanwhile, the complainant alerted the ACB.


An unsuspecting Yadav reached Jalgaon and landed in the ACB net. An offence underneath the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered towards Yadav and a report might be submitted to the earnings department.


Significantly, Yadav insisted at the bribe even though the switch order was issued lengthy again, and the complainant had already joined the Jalgaon collector’s place of work.


A senior bureaucrat said, “Last week, the deputy director of land information was arrested following his involvement in a Rs 1.7-crore bribery case. He was posted in Pune at the advice of a union cabinet member.”


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