MP education official caught taking bribe

Indore, Dec 14 (IANS) A District Education Officer (DEO) here in Madhya Pradesh was on Monday nabbed by the Lokayukta police while allegedly taking a bribe of Rs.20,000 from a school principal. The official, Kishore Shinde, was later released on bail.

DEO Shinde had demanded Rs.50,000 from Vaishnav Bal Public School principal Mohan Das to give a clean chit in his report on a case of child beating against Das, said Lokayukta police superintendent Arun Mishra.

A complaint was earlier filed against the principal by the parents of a ward alleging that the child was beaten.

The complaint had been handed over to Shinde for investigation.

Shinde had taken Rs.30,000 earlier from the principal, Mishra said.

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