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.
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.)