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ACB books DRDA employee for accepting bribe of Rs 10

ACB laid a trap in the DRDA office of Nandod Taluka Panchayat by sending a decoy beneficiary to seek a BPL certificate.

Tests were conducted under the supervision of Section Officer Yogesh Saharan, who was deputed as Invigilator by the EC.

The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Tuesday arrested a computer operator of the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) of Nandod Taluka Panchayat in Narmada district for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10 from a decoy beneficiary of the Below Poverty Line (BPL) scheme.

According to ACB, the accused, Pravinkumar Talar, a contractual employee of the taluka panchayat office, had allegedly been charging Rs 10 to Rs 100 from beneficiaries to hand out prints of BPL certificates, which is meant to be provided free of cost.

On Tuesday, ACB laid a trap in the DRDA office of Nandod Taluka Panchayat by sending a decoy beneficiary to seek a BPL certificate.

Talar was allegedly caught red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs 10 for providing a printout of the certificate to the decoy beneficiary.

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ACB has detained Talar for further investigation.

First published on: 29-12-2021 at 02:44 IST
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