Bihar IAS officer was caught taking bribe from a truck driver on his first posting as a Sub-Divisional Officer and arrested by the state vigilance bureau. Jitendra Gupta, a 2013 batch officer, was posted as a senior administrative or Sub Divisional Officer in the Kaimur district in South Bihar when his driver was caught on Tuesday while asking for Rs. 80,000 as a bribe from truck driver to release his truck.
According to The Hindu report, Jitendra Gupta stopped four trucks laden with iron bars that were on their way to Rajasthan from Jamshedpur. He found two of the trucks overloaded and asked to be paid Rs 1.5 lakh for their release. Jitendra Gupta later demand to Rs. 80,000 from driver to release his truck, but by then the truck owner had written to the state vigilance bureau and a trap had been laid.
The vigilance bureau raided the SDO’s home and recovered cash and trucks’ registration papers shortly after the driver paid Rs 80,000 to Jitendra Gupta. He was arrested, brought before the magistrate and remanded in police custody for 14 days. He has become the first IAS officer from Bihar to have been arrested while taking bribe.