Two Officials Accepted Rs. 2.9 Lakh Bribe and the Entire Amount Was Paid in New Rs. 2000 Notes

As the government announced scrapping high denomination notes in move to root out black money, a case of bribery has come to light from Gujarat.


The Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested two officials of the trust port for accepting a bribe of Rs 2.9 lakh, but what stunned the officials was that the whole amount was in Rs 2000 note — newly issued on November 11.


The arrested officials, Superintending Engineer P Srivivasu and Sub Divisional officer K Komtekar of the Kandla Port Trust, sought Rs 4.4 lakh in bribe to clear the bills of a private electrical firm.


A middleman of the two officials accepted a part of the bribe, which was a sum of Rs 2.5 lakh. But he was arrested after a trap was laid by the agency officials.
Daily Bhaskar

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