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ADG of UIDAI arrested for taking Rs 100,000 bribe in Delhi office

An assistant director general of the UIDAI was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 100,000 in his office in Delhi, an Anti-Corruption Bureau official said

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Press Trust of India Jaipur
An assistant director general of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh in his office in Delhi, an Anti-Corruption Bureau official said.
The accused, Pankaj Goyal, had demanded the bribe from a complainant who had applied for Aadhaar franchise.
ACB Director General (DG) B L Soni said the complainant had lodged a complaint with the ACB in Rajasthan's Kota, which was initially verified.
Goyal is incharge of five states, including Rajasthan, and posted at the regional office of UIDAI in New Delhi, he said.
Under ACB Additional Director General Dinesh M N, a team laid a trap at the UIDAI office in South Delhi's Pragati Vihar area, where he was arrested while taking bribe, police said.
A case has been registered against Goyal under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and he is being interrogated, they said.

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First Published: Oct 20 2020 | 10:34 PM IST

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