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Caught red-handed while accepting Rs 1 lakh bribe Warangal: The superintendent of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial...
Caught red-handed while accepting Rs 1 lakh bribe
Warangal: The superintendent of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital (MGMH), Dr K Ramakrishna, was trapped by the sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) here on Tuesday. He was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a contractor at his residence.
It was alleged the superintendent had demanded an amount of Rs 1.50 lakh from one Manohar Reddy for clearing bills related to an oxygen plant. An ACB official Sai Baba told the media that the contractor who was unable to pay the amount had approached the ACB personnel who laid a trap. The officials have recovered the amount from the doctor and a criminal case has been booked against him.
Some MGMH doctors have alleged that in the past too several doctors who controlled the hospital affairs had received huge amounts and the present superintendent was deliberately targeted by the contractor. The reason behind this was his reported decision to go ahead with the construction of a liquid oxygen plant at MGMH, which was granted two years ago. It is said some people at MGMH have been preventing the construction of the plant with an intention of receiving kickbacks from the oxygen gas supply agents.
Besides, the contractors who were supplying oxygen to the hospital were allegedly against the construction of the plant fearing their business would be down. It may be recalled organizations like MGM Parirakshana Samithi have been demanding immediate construction of the liquid oxygen plant at the hospital. When asked about the above allegations, the ACB official said that he was not aware of the charges.