Jaipur, May 25: The officials of Rajasthan's Anti Corruption Bureau on Tuesday caught red-handed N C Singhvi, an executive engineer of Public Works department while taking 'cuts' from contractors, reports India TV correspondent Sangeeta Pranavendra.
As the officials were busy counting the currency notes and doing their paperwork, they noticed Singhvi taking out a slip of paper from his pocket and swallowing it.
The slip of paper contained details of bribes taken as commission from the contractors along with their names.
The officials grabbed the engineer, and one of them tried to prise open his jaw by jabbing his fingers at his cheeks.
But Singhvi was bent upon swallowing the entire slip in order to destroy the evidence. After a strenuous effort, the wet paper slip was extracted from his mouth by the ACB officials.
The raid was conducted after a contractor reported to ACB about commissions being extracted by the executive engineer, said Asha Ram Chaudhary, ASP, Anti Corruption Bureau.
Later, the engineer was subjected to sonography to check whether he had swallowed any other substances or not.
The ACB seized Rs 18 lakh cash and Rs 20 lakh worth jewellery from his office and residence.