A District Co-operative Officer of Dumka block, Jitendra Kumar Verma, was on Friday caught red-handed by sleuths of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Jharkhand while accepting bribe in Dumka district. Led by Deputy Superintendent of Police (ACB), Madhavram Bhargav, the ACB team of Dumka arrested Verma, who was also in-charge as Marketing Officer, Dumka, when he was accepting Rs 12,000 from Manoj Kumar Gupta, a transport agent, for clearing the outstanding bills of the latter, Bhargav told newsmen.
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Gupta, who lifts foodgrains from FCI godown and delivers it to Public Distribution System dealers in the district, had registered a complaint with the ACB against Verma, who had been demanding a bribe to clear his outstanding bill of Rs 2.83 lakh.
The ACB team caught Verma red-handed as soon as he accepted the amount from Gupta in his residence in Kamlabagh Colony, Dumka in the morning.