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Clerk arrested in Jharkhand for taking bribe from principal to allow school to function during lockdown

Mohd Iftikar, who is a clerk at Dumka Education Office, was arrested by the sleuths of the Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Published: 08th April 2020 09:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th April 2020 09:49 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

DUMKA: A clerk of the Education Department was arrested on Wednesday in Jharkhand's Dumka for accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh to allow a school to function even after the lockdown was imposed, police said.

Mohd Iftikar, who is a clerk at Dumka Education Office, was arrested by the sleuths of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), they said.

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He allegedly demanded Rs 4 lakh from the principal of the school to allow it to function during the lockdown, police said.

The principal reached out to the ACB, following which a trap was laid and the clerk was caught while taking the money near the post office here, Superintendent of Police (ACB) Manilal Mandal told reporters.

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