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Baran Collector Indrasinh Rao was arrested by ACB on 23 December. Since then, he is in Kota jail.
- While being the Collector in Baran, Indrasingh Rao took a bribe of 1.40 lakhs through PA for issuing NOC of Petrol Pump
- The ACB arrested PA Mahavir red-handed while accepting bribe, after which Indrasingh Rao was arrested on 23 December.
On Friday, the ACB issued a challan against IAS Indrasingh Rao and his PA Mahavir Prasad Nagar, suspended in Kota jail for bribery case. How did the officer take bribe in a 565-page invoice with proof of bribery? Its methods are also explained. IAS Inder Singh Rao has been in jail for 41 days while PA Mahaveer has been in Kota for almost 55 days.
ACB witnesses 19 people
The ACB has named 19 people as witnesses in this bribery case. Apart from this, IAS Indrasingh Rao’s mobile was also investigated. There is also a transcript of the conversation between the collector and the PA about the bribe. Apart from this, ACB had also investigated the account of the former collector. Evidence of bribery has also been found in this. The forensic investigation report of the samples of the collector and the PA’s hands has also come up positive.
ACB arrested on 9 December
Kota ACB caught the then Collector of Baran, PA Mahavir Prasad, taking a bribe of 1 lakh 40 thousand on December 9, 2020 in lieu of issuing NOC of petrol pump. The ACB arrested the collector on 23 December after questioning the PA.
Rao’s mobile was seized soon after the arrest of PA
Immediately after the PA’s arrest on December 9, ACB also seized Indrasingh Rao’s mobile. In that mobile too, many evidence related to the bribe transaction was found by ACB. Apart from this, Mahavir made a big disclosure in a media interaction during his court appearance. Mahavir had confessed that a small employee can take so much money (1.40 lakh)? Money was taken at the behest of the officer. The amount that was taken was to be given to the collector. Apart from this, after the trap action, the team questioned the Baran Collector Indra Singh Rao for about 10 hours.
Rao’s tainted report card; Served 45 posts in 31-year job, APO 6 times and suspended once
Indra Singh Rao is originally a 1989 batch officer of Rajasthan Administrative Service. Rao has been APO for six reasons so far in 31 years. He has also been suspended once due to a serious charge. Four years ago, he was promoted to the Indian Administrative Service. Soon after, he was installed in the revenue board by the BJP government. Rao was made the collector in Baran district by the Congress government.