ACB team is continuously taking swift action against bribery in Rajasthan. Once again a similar case was seen in Jaipur, where the ACB team while taking action in Yojana Bhawan, arrested the Project Director of Biofuel Authority i.e. Chief Executive Officer and a contract worker red-handed while taking a bribe of 5 lakhs. The complaint was filed by the complainant for taking a bribe that Chief Executive Officer of Biofuel Authority Surendra Singh Rathod is demanding bribe in the form of a monthly bond of ₹ 20,00,000 for allowing the business of Biofuel to run smoothly.
The complainant alleges that he was being harassed continuously for not paying the bribe. Being upset, the plaintiff complained to the ACB headquarters. After registering the complaint, the ACB team got the matter verified. During verification, the whole matter was found to be correct.
Under the scheme, Project Director Surendra Singh Rathod called the plaintiff to his office with a bribe amount of ₹ 500000 out of 2000000 rupees. Project director Surendra Singh Rathod took the bribe amount of 5 lakhs through his contract worker Devesh Sharma. At the same time, ACB Additional SP Narottam Lal Verma along with his team systematically caught both of them red-handed while taking a bribe of ₹ 500000.
After the arrest, the ACB team also raided four different locations of the project director, including the farmhouse, apartment and office, at four places. During the raid, the ACB team has recovered about 4 crores in cash from the house of accused Surendra Singh Rathod, while a huge amount of documents related to irregularities have also been recovered. According to Additional SP Narottam Lal Verma, the complainant is running the business of Biofuel Authority in Jaipur and Jodhpur and Surendra Singh Rathore was continuously obstructing in this whole episode. However, after interrogating both the ACB team, now it is also investigating the complicity of other people in this whole episode.