The state government suspended the RAS officer named Pinki Meena on charges of accepting a bribe of Rs 53 lakh from a highway construction company in Dausa district of Rajasthan. She was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). The ACB caught Meena was arrested for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 10 lakh. Meena is an officer of RAS 2018 batch and native of Jaipur.
Rajasthan ACB Court has dismissed bail plea of suspended RAS Pinki Meena. The court said in its order that the accused has serious charges of bribery, in such case she cannot be granted bail.
The bail application said that she was implicated in the case. The applicant did not demand a bribe. She is going to get married on February 16, therefore she should be given bail.
Opposing this, the lawyer said that the accused had demanded a bribe of ten lakh rupees and the ACB arrested her after it found her guilty. If the accused is granted bail then it can impact the case. Therefore, the accused should not be given the benefit of bail. After hearing arguments from both sides, the court has refused to grant her bail.
The ACB caught Meena who was demanding Rs 4 lakh per month and Rs 10 lakh to settle an FIR registered in connection with the construction of the highway.
“For seven months, the total bribe amount was Rs 28 lakh, while an additional amount of Rs 10 lakh was for settling an FIR. So, she was demanding Rs 38 lakh in total,” said Soni.
“The officer and the middleman have been booked under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act,” said the officer.
Clearing UPSC exam needs some serious piece of hard work, grit and determination. Everyone dreams to clear the Civil Services Exam, but very few are fortunate to crack the exam. Pinki Meena studied hard and cracked India’s toughest exam UPSC and became an RSS officer. She became an inspiration for UPSC aspirants by clearing UPSC exam but now she is in jail for taking bribe