Rajasthan: Forest officer held for graft

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Jaipur, Mar 18 (PTI) A deputy conservator of forest posted at the Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district was arrested on Thursday for allegedly taking bribe of Rs 3 lakh, an anti-corruption bureau (ACB) official said.

The ACB received a complaint claiming that Furqan Ali Khatri was demanding Rs 3 lakh as commission to clear the bills of various development works carried out under him, ACB DGP B L Soni said in a statement.

The complaint was verified and the officer was arrested red-handed, Soni said.

He said a search operation is underway at Khatri’s residence in Sawai Madhopur and Kota and a case has been registered against him under sections of Prevention of Corruption Act. PTI AG RHL