Bihar suspends arrested IAS probationer on bribe charge

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Patna, July 20 (IANS) A week after his arrest on charges of taking a bribe, IAS probationer Dr Jitendra Gupta was on Wednesday suspended by the Bihar government, officials said.

“Gupta was suspended after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s clearance,” an official in the Chief Minister’s Office said here.

The general administration department has issued a notification on the suspension of the 2013 batch officer, who was posted as Sub-Divisional Officer of Mohania in Kaimur district.

A state Vigilance Department team arrested Gupta on July 12 night on charge of accepting Rs 80,000 from a truck driver of Haryana for releasing four overloaded trucks.

Gupta is lodged in Beur jail here.

Last week, the Bihar chapter of the IAS Officers’ Association expressed “deep anguish” over the manner in which the IAS probationer was arrested.

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According to reports, Gupta is a medical graduate. He was running a hospital with an annual turnover of over Rs 1 crore in Delhi, before cracking the IAS exam. The hospital is now run by his doctor wife. His father is a builder in Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh.



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