ACB of Telangana arrests Medical Officer of Jogulamba Gadwal district for taking bribe

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The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana on Thursday arrested Jogulamba Gadwal District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) Kethavath Bheema Naik  for accepting a bribe.

 

According to ACB, the accused Kethavath Bheema Naik, the in-charge of District Medical and Health Officer (DM&HO), Jogulamba Gadwal, was trapped by the department on Thursday around 2.25 pm, in his office.

As per the report, he accepted the bribe amount of Rs 7,000 from Podeti Ashok, a resident of Karimnagar. The bribe was demanded for forwarding the application of the complainant’s wife.

The accused had demanded the bribe for issuing relieving orders to the victim, Dr A Manjula, for joining in a PG course at Kakatiya Medical College.

She approached the ACB of Mahbubnagar district regrading the issue and lodged a plaint against the DMHO.

“The trap amount of Rs 7,000 was recovered from his possession at his instance. Fingers of his right hand and inner linings of backside right pocket of his pants yielded positive result in the chemical test. The AO (Administrative Officer) performed his duty improperly and dishonestly to obtain an undue advantage,” said ACB in its statement.

As per the ACB, the case is under investigation and the accused will be presented before the first additional special judge for SPE and ACB cases in Hyderabad later. 

 

With inputs from Agency

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