Hyderabad: A senior accountant working in the Boduppal municipality P Rajender Reddy, and an outsourced employee working in the same office were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a contractor to process his pending bills.
According to ACB officials, Venkatesh Goud, the contractor, had to be paid Rs 62 lakh for the work he had done. Bills for Rs 27 lakh were still pending, and when he approached Rajinder Reddy for the payment he was told to pay Rs 1.8 lakh as bribe. He gave Rs 1.2 lakh to Syed Asif to hand over to Rajender Reddy. On Friday, the two men were caught when taking Rs 50,000 from Goud. The two are under arrest and will be produced before a court for judicial remand, said ACB officials.