BHOPAL/SAGAR (Madhya Pradesh): The Sagar Lokayukta police nabbed an executive engineer of MPEB in Tikamgarh while accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a flour mill operator, on Friday.
He had demanded money from the flour mill operator Kishore Singh Dangi who had not paid his electricity bills for two years, reportedly, due to corona.
MPEB recovery team had slapped a compounded bill on Dangi of Rs 4 lakh.
As he approached executive engineer Akhilesh Prasad Trivedi, 61, seeking relaxation in the bill, the officer sought a bribe of Rs 1 lakh. He told the complainant that he will reduce the bill amount to Rs 1 lakh.
When Dangi expressed inability to pay the amount, Trivedi asked him to offer Rs 50,000 now and the remaining amount in the next six months. Dangi went to the Lokayukta officials and lodged a complaint.
The Lokayukta cops laid a trap and sent the complainant to Trivedi at his rented accommodation in Subhash colony at Tikamgarh with Rs 50,000 in the morning.
As he was accepting bribes, the sleuths held him and booked him under relevant sections. The Lokayukta Sagar officials were at the officer’s residence and they said they were also examining property details of the accused officer.