The Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths also arrested peon Hari Mohan, a contractual employee working at the department, who was acting as the middleman, the officer said. The ACB has not revealed the complainant's name, Verma said.
On seeing the sleuths, the accused professor allegedly threw the bribe money in a gutter, he said, adding the money was later recovered.
"The assistant professor accepted that he had taken bribe from scholars in the past too. All cases will be collectively probed," the officer said.
In a separate case, Pratapgarh wing of ACB arrested a middleman and a junior accountant for taking bribe of Rs 3,600 for issuing stamps and filing challan.
Complainant Vijay Kumar Kothari had lodged a complaint that the accountant had demanded the bribe through middleman, ACB Circle Officer Narendra Singh Charan said.
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