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Panchayat official held for accepting Rs 1 lakh as bribe

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A panchayat official of Medchal-Malkajgiri district in Telangana was on Thursday trapped while allegedly taking Rs 1 lakh as bribe, sleuths of the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) said.

The panchayat official was caught red-handed at his office when he demanded Rs 4 lakh and accepted a bribe of Rs 1 lakh as instalment from a complainant for doing an official favour, a press release from ACB said here.

The complainant sought sorting out audit ordered against him for his tenure as sarpanch, the release said.

The amount of Rs 1 lakh was recovered from the accused and he was arrested, it said.

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First Published: Thu, November 07 2019. 20:20 IST