Madhya Pradesh clerk arrested for Rs 9,500 bribe

Bhopal, Dec 15 (IANS) A Madhya Pradesh government clerk was arrested on Thursday in Seoni district for demanding and accepting a bribe from a retired teacher for payment of his pending dues.

Jabalpur Lokayukta police Inspector Prabhat Shukla told IANS that Bakaudi government secondary school teacher Mahesh Prasad Sagauria retired in August 2016, but his dues were not cleared.

“Approximately Rs nine and a half lakh were pending in dues. Against this, clerk Urmila Agrawal asked him for a bribe of Rs 9,500,” Shukla said.

Sagauria complained to the Jabalpur Police Superintendent. Preliminary investigations found the accusation to be correct and thus a team of Lokayukta police reached Seoni.

Agrawal was arrested in her office as she was accepting Rs 5,000 as first instalment of the bribe, he added.