11/11/2016 10:26 AM IST | Updated 11/11/2016 10:26 AM IST

This Maharashtra Govt Official Got Busted Because He Insisted That His Bribe Be Paid In ₹100 Notes


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MUMBAI -- A government official in Maharashtra's Solapur district has been arrested allegedly after he demanded bribes and insisted he be paid only in the ₹100 denomination and not in the demonetised ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes.

Anti-corruption bureau officials caught the accused, an agricultural officer with the Mohol Panchayat Samiti, on Wednesday while he was accepting ₹2,500 from a person who had approached him for some official work, police said.

The officer, Balasaheb Bhikaji Babar, was approached by the complainant Dattatray Bedge for clearing his Krishi Seva Kendra proposal, police said.

The officer insisted the complainant bring 25 notes of ₹100 as the government has demonetised ₹500 and ₹1,000 notes, a police official told .

A case has been filed under sections 7, 13 (1) and 13 (2) of the Anti-Corruption Act at the Mohol police station in Solapur district, police said.

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