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Excise officer caught red-handed taking bribe in Rajsamand

Udaipur : The Anti corruption Bureau on Thursday caught district excise officer Rajendra Singh Banjara red-handed taking a bribe of 50 thousand rupees at a hotel in Rajsamand. Banjara is a resident of Ajmer and was posted at Rajsamand.

It was the monthly fee that the excise officer charged from various liquor shops in the area. ACB team led by additional SP Rajendra Chowdhary nabbed the corrupt officer. A liquor contractor Bhanwar Singh had complained to the ACB that the excise officer demanded five thousand rupees from each contractor on a monthly basis to permit them to run the shop without hindrance. On Thursday the excise officer awaited at the hotel for the bribe money and as soon as he took the money, the ACB sleuths caught him redhanded. The authorities also raided the officer’s house at KumbhaNagar.

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