A revenue department official in Madhya Pradesh’s Katni swallowed the money taken as bribe after seeing a team of Lokayukta’s Special Police Establishment (SPE), an official said.
The incident took place on Monday when Patwari Gajendra Singh received Rs 5,000 as bribe in his private office as part of a trap by authorities, SPE Superintendent of Police Sanjay Sahu said.
“A man from Barkheda village complained to us, accusing Gajendra Singh of asking for bribe. After taking the money, Mr. Singh saw the SPE team and swallowed it. He was taken to a hospital where doctors said he was fine,” the official said.
A case has been registered and further investigation is on, police said.