A person, who was instructed by a Tahsildar to gather “bribe” quantity of Rs 5 lakh, allegedly burnt the forex notes at his home in Telangana’s Nagarkurnool district on Tuesday to flee being caught by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), the company mentioned.
Whereas 46 forex notes of Rs 2,000 denomination (amounting to Rs 92,000) of the whole bribe quantity of Rs 5 lakh have been fully burnt and the remaining notes within the denomination of Rs 500 and few in Rs 2,000 have been partially burnt, a senior ACB official mentioned.
The Tahsildar of Veldanda Mandal, had allegedly requested the person (a personal individual) to gather the bribe quantity of Rs 5 lakh at his residence from the complainant in alternate of an official favour, an ACB launch mentioned.
The official favour was to situation a No Objection Certificates (NOC) and ahead it to the Mines and Geology division for the grant of a quarry lease licence to the complainant.
Primarily based on the grievance, the ACB officers took up the investigation.
On the time the entice was laid, on suspecting the arrival of the ACB officers, the person bolted the door of his home from inside and burnt the bribe cash on a fuel range within the kitchen to flee from being caught.
ACB officers might get better solely partially burnt forex notes from the person’s home and took him into custody.
The Tahsildar was additionally subsequently taken into custody for demanding and accepting the bribe quantity, an ACB official mentioned including a case was registered and additional probe is on.