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Ex-chief Of Nomadic Board Among 4 Held For Taking ₹19l Bribe | Jaipur News

Jaipur: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths in a series of traps arrested four persons, including Gopal Kesawat, former chairman of Rajasthan’s De-notified Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribe Welfare Board, for taking a bribe of Rs 18.50 lakh from candidates to help them in clearing executive officer examination conducted by RPSC on May 14.
The first trap was laid on Friday in which two persons were arrested from Sikar and in an extension of this trap, two more persons, including Gopal Keswat, were arrested on Saturday.
Kesawat was expelled from the Congress party in 2018 for contesting assembly election against party candidate from Shahpura in Bhilwara. As a chairman of the welfare board, he had the perks of minister of states.
Hemant Priyadarshi, officiating director general, ACB, said that a complainant who had appeared for the executive officer examination held on May 14 approached the Sikar unit of ACB.
“He stated that the accused identified as Gopal Kesawat, a former chairman of De-notified Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Tribe Welfare Board, along with Anil Kumar, Brahm Prakash and Ravindra Sharma were demanding a bribe of Rs 40 lakh. They promised that they will get the OMR sheet of the examination that was conducted on May 14 changed to help the candidate in clearing the examination,” he said.
Based on the complaint under the supervision of DIG (ACB) Kaluram Rawat and led by DySP Sikar Rajesh Jangir a verification of the complaint was done.
“Initially on Friday, our team laid a trap in which the accused identified as Anil Kumar, a resident of Hanumangarh, and Brahm Prakash, a resident of Delhi, were arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 18.50 lakh. Since we wanted to take it to conclusion, we did not reveal much about it,” Priyadarshi added.
Since there was already a connivance of Kumar and Prakash with the accused Kesawat and Sharma, Anti-Corruption Bureau teams wanted to arrest the rest two with their cut of money in the total accepted bribe.

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