A cooperative official in Bihar has been caught red-handed accepting a bribe in his office in Lakhisarai. The vigilance detectives had swung into action on a complaint lodged by a local primary agriculture credit cooperative society.
The accused official had taken the bribe for giving permission for wheat procurement.
There are allegations that the official had earlier also taken some amount from the PACS chairman.
One of the problems bedeviling the grain procurement in Bihar has been the corruption rampant among the cooperative officials in the state. The officialdom here has never been helpful and honest and there have been cases galore of their interference with normal smooth grain procurement.