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2 officials at Narcotics Control Bureau held for taking bribe of Rs 1.15 lakh

Press Trust of India  |  Kota 

An inspector and a contractual computer data operator posted at the here were arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1.15 lakh, an said Tuesday.

The accused persons took the money from around nine farmers in Jhalawar and Baran districts, said of Police, ACB, Chandrasheel Thakur.

Based on a complaint lodged by a based in town, a probe was initiated in the matter, he said.

The accused persons, identified as and Pankaj Panchal, were arrested by sleuths at the Anti-Corruption Bureau, Thakur said.

In 2004, the licenses of the farmers were suspended by the state but in 2018, they were again renewed, he said.

Gupta picked up the list of farmers whose licenses were to be renewed and demanded money from them.

He had demanded a bribe of Rs 20,000 from each of the farmers

enlisted for the automatic license renewal for cultivation, Thakur said.

The two accused persons would be produced before court on Wednesday, the ASP added.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 22:05 IST