State Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has trapped 648 personnel across the state while allegedly accepting bribe till May this year. These include 35 Class I officers. State ACB, through a press release, has claimed that around 50 cases of disproportionate assets have been registered against different government personnel and private persons found in nexus with unscrupulous elements in different departments.
Apart from government officials, 99 civilians too have been booked by ACB for working as conduits of government officials engaged in malpractices. Eighty eight civilians were trapped red-handed, along with government officials, for taking bribe. Eleven cases of disproportionate assets and other violations under Prevention of Corruption Act were also slapped against civilians in which they were made co-accused with other government officials.
In all, 38 women were among the persons against whom cases were filed by ACB. The persons booked included 123 police personnel, 65 tehsildars, 30 engineers, 10 doctors, three advocates, 17 teachers and four village headmen (sarpanches).
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