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Bahrain: Government Employee Accused of BD 2,000 Bribery

An employee at the General Directorate of Civil Defence within the Interior Ministry, who is accused of bribery, will stand trial before the Fourth High Criminal Court today.

The man was arrested red-handed receiving BD2,000 in bribe to provide services to a private company. As per the orders of the Public Prosecution, the suspect remained behind bars since October 31, 2019, until the Prosecutors completed its investigations in the case.

The civilian employee was initially arrested by the General Directorate of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security. According to a statement issued by Interior Ministry back then, the suspect was arrested red-handed while receiving bribe money for providing services related to his job. “The department received a tip-off that the suspect asked for money from a company for a certain service, in which the investigation led to his arrest while taking the money,” the statement added.


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