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Civil surgeon in-charge of Umaria district hospital nabbed for accepting bribe

Devdiscourse News Desk umaria India
Updated: 11-10-2018 00:50 IST

The in-charge civil surgeon of Umaria district hospital was nabbed Wednesday for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a Health department staffer for extending an official favour, the Lokayukta Police said.

Dr Ved Prakash Patel had sought money from the complainant, a storekeeper with the Health Department, who wanted to withdraw his resignation, said Lokayukta DSP B K Patel.

The complainant had resigned on September 27, following a dispute with his seniors, but later changed his mind, he said. According to the complainant, Patel had demanded Rs 40,000, but eventually settled for Rs 20,000, the officer said.

A case has been registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act against Patel.

(With inputs from agencies.)