Niwari, Madhya Pradesh:
The Lokayukta police in Madhya Pradesh today caught a staffer of the tehsildar’s office while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a farmer in the state’s Niwari district, an official said.
The accused Pradeep Babele (58) allegedly demanded Rs 50,000 from Mahesh Yadav for recording the latter’s name as the owner of a piece of land in the government records, Lokayukta deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Rajesh Khede said.
Based on a complaint lodged by the farmer, the Lokayukta police laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed as he collected the bribe amount at his office in the tehsil headquarters, the official said.
A case has been registered against Pradeep Babele under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and further investigations are on, he added.