ACB sleuths catch ex-Alwar DC red-handed while accepting Rs 5L bribe
Jaipur, April 23 (IANS) The sleuths of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday caught the former District Collector of Alwar, Nannumal Pahadia, red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh along with a Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) officer, Ashok Sankhla, and a broker named Nitin Sharma.
Pahadia was relieved from the post of District Collector three days back and was posted as the Commissioner of Divisional Inquiry.
ACB DG B.L. Soni said that their team acted on a complaint lodged a few days back wherein the complainant alleged that a bribe of Rs 16 lakh has been demanded to ensure construction work is being done regularly.
The ACB formed a team under ADG Dinesh M.N. When the complainant reached Ashok Sankhla with the money and gave it to him, Sankhala asked broker Nitin Sharma to take the funds to Pahadia.
Sharma was going to hand over the money to Pahadia when the ACB sleuths caught him and arrested Pahariya from the collector's residence.
Pahadia is the same person who had recently lambasted innocent girls who came to him urging strict action against an accused after a deaf and mute girl was raped in Alwar.
Pahadia asked each girl to submit their father's phone numbers so that they could contacted to complain that their daughters are more into politics than studying.
The video of the incident had gone viral on social media, drawing angry reactions from the netizens.
After Pahadia's arrest, netizens are tweeting "call Nannumal's father and complain him that his son is caught red-handed accepting bribe".