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Two govt officials arrested for taking bribe in Andhra Pradesh

First published: August 21, 2013, 5:40 PM IST | Updated: August 21, 2013
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Two govt officials arrested for taking bribe in Andhra Pradesh
Two government officials on Wednesday were arrested after they were caught while allegedly taking bribe in separate cases in Nellore and Nizamabad districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Two government officials on Wednesday were arrested after they were caught while allegedly taking bribe in separate cases in Nellore and Nizamabad districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Shaik Ghani Basha, divisional manager, AP Forest Development Corporation, was caught red-handed by Anti Corruption Bureau officials in Nellore when he demanded and accepted bribe amount of Rs 50,000 from a complainant to recommend some contract works to be done, an ACB release said in Hyderabad.

In another case, M Srinivas, assistant engineer, Panchayat Raj section at Mandal Parishad Development Office in Nagireddy Pet of Nizamabad district, was trapped by ACB officials when he allegedly took Rs 10,000 from a complainant as bribe for doing an official favour.

Both the accused officials were arrested after recovery of the bribe amount, the release added.

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