Hyderabad: Dr D Seshagiri Rao, head, department of cardiology, Nizam’s Institute of Medicine (NIMS), has been caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 1.6 lakh from a stent supplier.
Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths recovered the tainted amount from Dr Rao’s office and arrested him on Monday. A case was registered against him under the Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.
Dr Rao had allegedly demanded Rs 1.6 lakh bribe from Atmacharan Reddy, who runs a stent and pacemaker distribution company (Charan Medical & Cardiac Devices Pvt Ltd) for doing an official favour.
Reddy, a former Member of Parliament (MP) from Nizamabad, approached ACB sleuths with a complaint against the cardiologist. The ACB sleuths booked a case under the PC Act against Dr Rao and laid a trap to nab him. [Source: ToI]