Chhattisgarh IAS officer caught red-handed taking bribe, transferred

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Raipur: Despite all claim of corruption free governance, bureaucrats defiantly indulge in grafting.

In a fresh case, An IAS officer cum sub-divisional magistrate was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly taking bribe of Rs 10,000 from a patwari (revenue officer) posted at Bhanupratappur in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district.

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He was transferred on Thursday to state secretariat in Raipur as per order of chief secretary.

"Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Bhanupratappur, Ranbir Sharma, a 2012 batch Indian Administrative Service officer, has been shifted as Under Secretary Mantralaya at Naya Raipur till further orders," an official statement said.

Acting on a complaint by patwari Sudhir Lakra, anti-corruption officials caught IAS Ranbir Sharma from his office who was being interrogated till Thursday.

Lakra told ACB officials that he felt harassed by Sharma when he was given a voice-recorder to trap Sharma.
 
Mohan Sikarwar/Sanchar Express News Desk