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IAS suspended in Congress govt seeks ticket from BJP

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IAS Nannu Mal Pahadiya, 2006 batch promotee IAS from cadre was suspended over corruption charges from the post of collector in April 2022. He was caught taking bribe of Rs 5 lakh from a highway construction company and was sent to jail.

Now on bail, Pahadiya has joined BJP in July this year and vying for a ticket from reserve constituency of Weir in Bharatpur district. In 2018, Bhajan Lal Jatav of had won the seat defeating Ramswaroop Koli from BJP. Since Koli is a losing face, BJP might bring in new and then Pahadiya may get chance to try his luck.

Pahadiya was known to be close to Congress before getting caught in the bribery case. He was district collector of Karauli, Dholpur and Sawai Madhopur also.

The Case

According to Dinesh M N the then ADG of , Pahadiya was caught taking bribe of Ra 5 lakh along with RAS Ashok Kumar Sankhla.

“A representative of an Highway construction company which is involved in construction of Mumbai-Delhi Expressway came to us and complained that Nannu Mal Pahadiya is damaging money against giving permission for construction of road passing through Alwar highway. We laid the trap and caught both of them red handed,” Dinesh MN had said in an interview.

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He said that the company was the same which had led to the arrest of superintendent of police Dausa Manish Agarwal and SDM Pooja Meena in bribery case.

“Pahadiya was already transferred to Jaipur as commissioner departmental enquiry. But he had not joined the new posting and was pressurising the company to give the money staying back in Alwar,” he said.

What Nannu Mal Pahadiya says

Nannu Mal Pahadiya said that he has joined BJP to serve public.

“I had been a public servant and have served them in that capacity. Now through politics also, I want to serve people. It all depends on party how it wants to utilise my services, whether to give me ticket or not,” Pahadiya said.

Alok Mathur
Alok Mathurhttps://www.thebuckstopper.com/
Alok Mathur is a law graduate. Journalism is his first love which he now pursues in the latter half of his career. Controversies and crime are the right triggers for him.
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