Line helpers held taking bribe of R2K, Panchayat secy also caught
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Line helpers held taking bribe of R2K, Panchayat secy also caught

Line helpers demand bribe to do a survey report of a high tension line passing close to complainant's house.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2013 16:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Lokayukta police teams in Indore and Ujjain caught three people red-handed while taking bribes in two separate incidents on Tuesday.

In Indore, the Lokayukta police arrested Leeladhar Yadav and Tapeshkumar Sharma, both line helpers of Madhya Pradesh power board, at Mhowgaon, while they were taking a bribe of Rs 2,000.

Lokayukta police, Indore, said Purshottam, a resident of 12, Shivnagar Colony, Dhar Naka, Mhow, complained that his brother Nitesh Chouhan was constructing a house at Shivnagar Colony, Mhow, and a high tension line was passing close to his house.He had given an application to the power company to shift the line from near his house on May 20, 2013.

For this purpose a survey report was needed from line helpers Leeladhar Yadav and Tapesh Kumar Yadav.They demanded Rs 5,000 from Purshottam.Later, it was agreed that they would do the survey for Rs 2,000.It was decided that the bribe would be paid on Tuesday.

The moment the two line helpers accepted the bribe and pocketed the amount, the Lokayukta police team that was standing nearby arrested them.Both were booked under sections 7, 13 (1) D, 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act and 120 B of the Indian Penal Code against the accused.

Ujjain Lokayukta police team arrested a panchayat secretary while he was accepting a bribe of Rs 500 for making a BPL card.

According to inspector Dinesh Chandra Patel, they received a complaint from Gopal Lohar, a resident of village Pacheti, that the village panchayat secretary Radheyshyam Sharma, 40, was demanding Rs 2,000 for making a BPL card.Lohar had already paid Rs 1,500 for making the card and Sharma was demanding another Rs 500 to do the work.It was decided that Lohar would pay the amount to Sharma at the Balaji café house on Tuesday.Marked notes were given to Gopal and he handed over the money to Sharma at the appointed place.The Lokayukta police team was standing nearby and arrested Sharma after he pocketed the money.

First Published: Jun 12, 2013 16:13 IST