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Forest ranger caught red handed taking bribe to clear bogus bill

by RajasthanDirect
May 06, 2013

Anti-corruption Bureau has caught a forest ranger red-handedly, accepting bribe of Rs 1 lakh to pass bogus bills of forest security and administrative committee. He took the bribe from the president of the committee, Devi Singh Rajput.

Rajput had complaint to the ACB that ranger Manohar Singh Nahar is demanding a commission of Rs 1 lakh 9 thousand to clear a bill of Rs 5 lakh.

The ACB sleuths applied chemical to the notes and caught him red-handed after he accepted them.

This was not the stand-alone incident of graft perpetuated by Nahar. ACB had received complaints that he had accepted Rs 4 lakh as bribe on April 4 as well. An ACB team had pursued the case then, however, due to lack of concrete evidence he gave the team a slip.

In the initial grilling, Nahar has spilled the beans about how the system works. He said that almost all the senior officials have their share in the money. About 20 per cent of the bill amount is charged to clear it. 10 per cent he keeps for himself, seven per cent goes to DFO, three per cent to the accounts department.

The ACB is trying to establish the authenticity of the testimony of the forest ranger. Nahar has been arrested under anti-corruption act of Indian Penal Court.

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