The in-charge civil surgeon of Umaria district hospital was nabbed Wednesday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a Health department staffer for extending an official favour, the Lokayukta Police said.
The complainant had resigned on September 27, following a dispute with his seniors, but later changed his mind, he said.
According to the complainant, Patel had demanded Rs 40,000, but eventually settled for Rs 20,000, the officer said.
A case has been registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act against Patel.
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