• search
For Ahmedabad Updates
Allow Notification  

As people stand in queues, bribe of Rs 3 lakh paid to officials with new Rs 2,000 notes

By Madhuri

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.

Rs 3 lakh paid to officials with new Rs 2,000 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Even the officials are stunned because the maximum amount which can be withdrawn by a person in one week is ₹24,000.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.

OneIndia News

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more