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Rajasthan: ACB arrests Sarpanch, hubby for taking bribe in Pali district

The village sarpanch Santosh Bhati and her husband Narayanlal demanded a bribe of Rs 10,000 from Kumar to change the route of the nullah, Kumar said in his complaint officials said.


Rajasthan: ACB arrests Sarpanch, hubby for taking bribe in Pali district
As per the ACB's plan to catch the accused, the complainant was sent to the sarpanch's office on Saturday morning with a sum of Rs 10,000.

The ACB arrested a sarpanch and her husband Saturday for taking bribe of Rs 10,0000 here, officials said.

Ramesh Kumar runs a tractor trolleys manufacturing unit in Rani Kalan village in Pali district, said ASP (ACB) Jagdish Prasad Soni.

"He filed a complaint with us on November 1, according to which the gram panchayat was constructing a nullah in the village and it was planned to go through his unit," Soni said.

The village sarpanch Santosh Bhati and her husband Narayanlal demanded a bribe of Rs 10,000 from Kumar to change the route of the nullah, Kumar said in his complaint officials said.

"Upon verification, it was confirmed that both had been demanding a sum of Rs 10,000 from the complainant", Soni said.

As per the ACB's plan to catch the accused, the complainant was sent to the sarpanch's office on Saturday morning with a sum of Rs 10,000. As soon as the sarpanch accepted the bribe and put it in her office almirah, the ACB sleuths caught her and recovered the money.

Soni said Santosh and Narayanlal, who is a third standard government school teacher, were arrested.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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