Indore Lokayukta sleuths in two different raids caught a head constable and a social security officer (inspector) for accepting bribes.
In the first incident, acting on a complaint of Dr Pushpendra Verma from Badbelli village, Dhar district, Lokayukta sleuths caught head constable Hariprasad Gehlot, posted at AJK police station in Dhar accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant.
Dr Verma had informed that a couple of months ago a pregnant woman died during delivery at his clinic. Following her death, the deceased woman's family members were creating a ruckus at his home.
Dr Verma lodged complaint against family members at Sardarpur police station. The deceased's family members also registered a complaint against the doctor at AJK police station in Dhar.
Head constable Gehlot who was investigating the matter asked Dr Verma to pay Rs 25,000 to settle the matter. After negotiation, the deal was finalised at Rs 15,000.
Gehlot who already took Rs 5,000 from Dr Verma asked him to pay the remaining amount on Monday. Meanwhile, Dr Verma informed Lokayukta which trapped him with bribe money.
In the second incident, a social security officer identified as Rajendra Tenguriya posted at the Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) was caught while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000. Complainant Santosh Kumar Tiwari informed that he had registered his security agency company's employees online with the ESIC.
Deputy director, state insurance corporation, deputed Tenguriya as an investigator to file Tiwari's company report but he demanded Rs 10,000 from Tiwari to forward the investigation report to the next level.
After negotiation, Tenguriya asked Tiwari to pay Rs 8,000. On Monday, Tenguriya was caught with the bribe money of Rs 8,000.
Dr Kanasia convicted, to serve three-year RI
A special anti-corruption court on Monday awarded three-year rigorous imprisonment to Dr SR Kanasia, a veterinary doctor, posted at the government veterinary hospital, Bhikangaon, Khargone.
The complainant from village Kojhar, Bhikangaon had said that he had submitted an application to the janpad panchayat, Bhikangaon, to start a dairy project with 15 buffaloes on his farm under the chief minister's Swarojgar Yojana, for which the report of a veterinary doctor was also required.
So Devram went to the local veterinary hospital and met Dr Kanasia who demanded Rs 5,000 for the report. Devram pleaded with Dr Kanasia and the latter agreed to do the work for Rs 2,500.
Dr Kanasia, found guilty under different sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act was awarded three-year rigorious imprisonment and slapped penalty of Rs 2,500 on him.