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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