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Cops take seven hours to count cash recovered from corrupt engineer’s home


PATNA: Anti-corruption sleuths in Jharkhand state had to constantly work for seven hours to count huge cash recovered from the house of a corrupt engineer during the raid.

The arrested engineer Suresh Prasad Verma was working with the rural works department in Jharkhand.

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Acting on a complaint that the engineer was seeking bribe in lieu of clearing pending bills of a contractor, a team of anti-corruption bureau officials raided his home on Friday and arrested him with the bribe money.

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During the extensive search of his house, sleuths later recovered Rs2.45 crore (Rs24.5 million) in cash, huge amount of gold and various investment papers.

Reports said the recovered cash was so much that the sleuths had to bring a note counting machine from the market to count the total cash. It took seven hours for the cops to count the total cash, media reports said today.

According to an official report, anti-corruption sleuths have arrested 548 corrupt government officials seeking bribe in Jharkhand in the past nine years.

A maximum of 137 arrests took place in 2017 while this year, 62 corrupt officials have been arrested so far.

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