Maharashtra govt official insists on bribe in Rs 100 notes, arrested

According to Maharashtra Anti-corruption Bureau, the official was approached by the complainant for clearing his Krishi Seva Kendra proposal.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: November 11, 2016 2:22 pm
maharashtra, maharashtra bribe, bribe in 100 rupee notes, 100 rupee note bribe, rupee bribe, bribery corruption, demonetisation bribe, rs 100 note bribe, india news Maharashtra anti-corruption officials caught the agricultural officer while he was allegedly accepting bribe in Rs 100 denomination. (Representational)

A government official in Maharashtra’s Solapur district has been arrested allegedly after he demanded bribes and insisted he be paid only in the Rs 100 denomination and not in the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

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Anti-corruption bureau officials caught the accused, an agricultural officer with the Mohol Panchayat Samiti, yesterday while he was accepting Rs 2,500 from a person who had approached him for some official work, police said.

The officer, Balasaheb Bhikaji Babar, was approached by the complainant Dattatray Bedge for clearing his Krishi Seva Kendra proposal, police said.

The officer insisted the complainant bring 25 notes of Rs 100 as the government has demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, a police official told PTI. A case has been filed under sections 7, 13 (1) and 13 (2) of the anti-corruption Act at the Mohol police station in Solapur district, police said.

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Earlier on Thursday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed that the demonetisation move made by PM Modi would increase corruption since Rs 2,000 notes would make it easier for corrupt officials to take bribe. “Common men are the only ones suffering. I spoke to many people, they told me that black money holders have done settings already. Money will be delivered to their homes in lieu of 15 to 20 per cent commission,” Kejriwal had said.

With EWS inputs.

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    MyTake
    Nov 11, 2016 at 12:22 am
    (I spoke to many people, they told me that black money holders have done settings already. Money will be delivered to their homes in lieu of 15 to 20 per cent commission,” Kejriwal had said.)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is possible. This should be investigated.
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      Dev Verma
      Nov 11, 2016 at 2:31 am
      Kejriwal agar kutta hei to Kiya sub us ki Tarah y hein.
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        zafar gani
        Nov 10, 2016 at 6:58 pm
        so sad to know that so much money donated to temples and dargahs will go in the dust bins, Hope govt will interven
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          guru592006
          Nov 10, 2016 at 4:49 pm
          Who in the system always go to kejriwal and reveal important info. Interesting. May be Ambani called him and told everything
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            mahadevan
            Nov 10, 2016 at 8:27 pm
            The congress and AAP doing false propaa to serve their own selfish purpose.
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              mathimathi
              Nov 10, 2016 at 7:53 pm
              Feku is a AMBANI ADANI bhakt.
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                mathimathi
                Nov 10, 2016 at 7:51 pm
                THIS IS NOT at all a CORRUPTION LESS bribes less Jumla Party govt in India
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                  mrunal
                  Nov 10, 2016 at 5:54 pm
                  Slap for FEKU!!!
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