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Block Education Officer arrested for accepting bribe


Jamshedpur, Aug 12: A Block Education Officer of Manjhari block in West Singhbhum district was today caught while accepting bribe from a teacher in Manjhari.

A team of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) from Ranchi and Jamshedpur arrested Block Education Officer Naval Kishore Singh while accepting Rs 5,000 bribe from an Assistant Teacher Devkant Gaud of a Middle School, Ukubhadamak of the block, ACB officials said.


Gaud had registered a written complaint with the ACB accusing Singh of demanding money entering about his increased salary in the service book and also bribe from Sursingh Tamsoy, an Acting Principal of Primary School, Bidri in Jhinkpani block of the district, the officials said adding Singh had threatened Tamsoy of departmental inquiry and salary cut for coming late to the school.

Following the investigation conducted on the basis of the complaint, the allegations were found to be true, they said adding an ACB team from Ranchi and Jamshedpur led a trap and arrested Singh while accepting the bribe.


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