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Gram sevak held for accepting bribe to clear grant for toilets

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A village official was today nabbed by the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) for accepting bribe to clear grant for building toilets under the government's sanitation programme.

Rane (42), a gram sevak at Javli village in Pen tehsil of adjoining Raigad district, was arrested while accepting Rs 12,000 from the complainant, ACB sources said.

Rane had sought the bribe from the 25 year-old complainant who wanted to expedite his proposal to get the grant for four toilets he had built.

The has accelerated the efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage after the Prime Minister Modi launched the Swachh Mission on October 2, 2014.

So far, the number of open defecation-free villages in is 1,74,828 and the number of open defecation-free districts is 118, as per official data.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 22:07 IST