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20 including two transport department officials arrested for graft in UP's Shahjahanpur

District magistrate Indra Vikram Singh said on Friday that vigilance department teams of Lucknow and Bareilly had met him and informed about corruption in the transport office.

Published: 11th September 2020 02:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2020 02:48 PM   |  A+A-

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Those arrested and suspended included Inspector Brijesh Kumar and chief clerk Pradip Kumar. (Representational Image)

By PTI

SHAHJAHANPUR: Twenty people including two state transport department employees were arrested following a vigilance department raid at the sub divisional transport office here.

District magistrate Indra Vikram Singh said on Friday that vigilance department teams of Lucknow and Bareilly had met him on Thursday and informed about corruption in the transport office.

Later, a raid with the help of local administration was carried out at the transport office and two employees and 18 touts were arrested, the DM said.

Rs 4 lakh in cash has been recovered from them and the arrested employees have been suspended, the DM said, adding that nine laptops, 19 mobile phones and three registers were seized.

Those arrested and suspended included Inspector Brijesh Kumar and chief clerk Pradip Kumar, transport department officials said.


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