Palamau (Jharkhand): A block development officer was arrested on Friday over bribery charges in Palamau district headquarters’ town of Medininagar, Superintendent of Police Narendra Kumar Singh said.

The police assisted a vigilance team to arrest BDO Sanjay Kumar after the agency caught him ‘red handed’ accepting Rs 2000 from a beneficiary of Indira Awas Yozana at his Shivaji Maidan residence here, he said.

The vigilance bureau laid a trap after the beneficiary, Satyandra Paswan, reported the matter to it that the Bishrampur BDO was allegedly demanding a cut for allotment of a house under the project, an officer with the vigilance team told reporters after the arrest.


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