As people stand in queues, bribe of Rs 3 lakh paid to officials with new Rs 2,000 notes
Ahmedabad, Nov 17: Even as citizens are struggling to withdraw and exchange money for a week now, the Anti-Corruption Bureau on Thursday arrested two port trust officials accepting bribe of Rs 3 lakhs. What was more surprising here is that the entire bribe amount was paid in newly introduced Rs 2000 currency notes.
According to a report on NDTV, Superintending Engineer P Srivivasu and Sub Divisional officer K Komtekar of the Kandla Port Trust had sought a bribe of Rs 4.4 lakh for clearing the pending bills of a private electrical firm.
Following the demand, a middleman for the two officials had accepted Rs 2.5 lakh from the firm on November 15 , which was a part of the bribe amount.
Even the officials are stunned because the maximum amount which can be withdrawn by a person in one week is ₹24,000.
Earlier, on November 12, a senior assistant of Kolhapur Zilla Pin Maharashtra was also arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 35,000.