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Drug inspector with his peon caught accepting Rs 60,000 bribe

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

sleuths Thursday caught a and a peon attached to him red-handed while allegedly accepting Rs 60,000 as bribe in Bihar's district.

Acting on a complaint, a vigilance team headed by Deputy Superintendent of Police Gopal Paswan, laid a trap and caught one Awadhesh Kumar Singh, a posted at Civil office in Darbhanga, and his peon while allegedly accepting Rs 60,000 from office premises in Darbhanga, a Vigilance release said here.

One Ram Babu Khaitan, a resident of Shivaji Nagar under town police station of district, had lodged a complaint with vigilance department alleging that the drug inspector had demanded Rs 80,000 as bribe for renewal of drug license for his medicine shop which has been registered in the name of complainant's wife

The license of the medicine shop was suspended.

The bureau verified the complaint and found the allegations to be true following which a team was constituted under Dy SP which arrested both- and his peon- from drug inspector's office located at Civil office premises in Darbhanga, the release said.

The team also recovered an additional amount of Rs 21,000 from peon Rajendra Yadav's possession.

Both the accused persons would be produced before a special Friday at Muzaffarpur after interrogation, it said.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 20:45 IST