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Lokyukta special police arrest PHE clerk accepting bribe

BHOPAL: The special police establishment (SPE)  of Lokayukta on Thursday arrested a clerk posted at Public Health Engineering (PHE) department in an alleged bribery case.

Accused Rakesh Thakur was posted at the office of PHE’s executive engineer (EE) near Professor Colony, Bhopal.

SPE’s superintendent of police (SP) Siddhartha Chaudhary said that a complaint was lodged by one Abhay Kumar Deolia that Thakur was demanding bribe to clear due gratuity of his late grandfather.

Case was registered after initial investigations and complainant was sent with bait money. Thakur was caught red-handed accepting Rs 2,000 from the Deolia, said the SP. Money was sought to clear gratuity of Rs 1,25,000.

Complainant’s late grandfather Rishab Kumar Deolia was class IV employee in PHE department. Thakur was charged under sections for Prevention of corruption (PC) Act and released on bail. Inquiry is on.