Woman officer arrested on suspicion of taking bribe in MP
The Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta police have arrested a woman officer on suspicion that she had accepted a bribe. Tribal Works Department's Assistant Commissioner Shakuntala Damor was arrested Thursday night in Kisanganj area of Indore district and Rs 1.60 lakh were allegedly seized from her car.
Indore Lokayukta police chief Dilip Soni said that Damor, posted in neighbouring Khargone district, was on her way to Ratlam when she was intercepted. She failed to account for the cash in her possession, he claimed.
"We suspect that the cash was bribe money which she had accepted," Soni said, adding that Damor was booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
"Today we carried out raids at various places connected to Damor in Khargone and Ratlam districts," he said. "We have got hold of documents suggesting that the officer and her relatives own a house, two plots of land, a flat and agricultural land among other assets," another Lokayukta official said, adding that further probe was on.
(With inputs from agencies.)