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The News Minute| October 1, 2014| 5.40 pm IST

Pradeep Sharma, a suspended IPS officer who took on the Modi-led Gujarat government when he was its chief minister has been arrested on corruption charges. 

Sharma was arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act by the Anti-Corruption Bureau, said a PTI report. He had allegedly received Rs. 29 lakh from a private firm .

Sharma and his brother IPS officer Kuldeep Sharma had taken on the Gujarat government when Narendra Modi was its chief minister.

He was also part of the tapes that alleged that a woman was spied upon in Gujarat on the orders of then State minister Amit Shah, said the report. 

He has been booked under Prevention of Corruption Act sections 11 (public servant obtaining valuable gift from person concerned in proceedings or business transacted by such public servant), 13(1)(D) (to obtain valuable things by corrupt or illegal means) and 13(2) (criminal misconduct by public servant), said the report.

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