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Vigilance nabs a Circle Officer for accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000

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New Delhi: Vigilance sleuths arrested a Circle Officer on graft charge from Bihar’s Nawada district, a Vigilance department release said.

A Vigilance Investigation Bureau caught one Shambhu Sharan, a Circle officer with Kauwakol block in Nawada district, red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 for mutation work.

One Dharmendra Kumar, a resident of Sokhodevra village under Kauwakol block of Nawada district, had lodged a complaint with the Vigilance department that the Circle Officer Shambhu Sharan was demanding a bribe of Rs 20,000 from him for completing mutation work in connection with land deal, the release said.

The allegations were found to be correct during the verification carried out by the Bureau, it said adding that the Circle Officer agreed to do mutation work in Rs 10,000.

A flying squad team was constituted under Deputy Superintendent of Police Vinay Kumar Singh who raided and caught Shambhu Sharan, the Circle officer, red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 from his official residence at Sokhodevra village under Kauwakol block of Nawada district.

The accused would be produced before a Special Vigilance Court (I)at Patna after interrogation, the release said.

Altogether 88 persons have been arrested in 81 trap cases laid by the Bureau so far in 2016.

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