Senior Aadhaar Body UIDAI Official Arrested For Accepting Bribe

The accused, Pankaj Goyal, had demanded the bribe from a complainant who had applied for Aadhaar franchise.

Senior Aadhaar Body UIDAI Official Arrested For Accepting Bribe

The official was arrested from the UIDAI's Delhi office (File)

Jaipur:

An assistant director general of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs one lakh at his Delhi office, an Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) official said.

The accused, Pankaj Goyal, had demanded the bribe from a complainant who had applied for Aadhaar franchise.

ACB Director General (DG) BL Soni said the complainant had lodged a complaint with the ACB in Rajasthan's Kota, which was initially verified.

Pankaj Goyal is in charge of five states, including Rajasthan, and was posted at the regional office of UIDAI in New Delhi, he said.

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Under ACB Additional Director General Dinesh MN, a team laid a trap at the UIDAI office in South Delhi's Pragati Vihar area, where he was arrested while taking bribe, police said.

A case has been registered against Pankaj Goyal under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and he is being interrogated, they said.