Friday, June 16, 2017

Senior clerk, accomplice arrested in graft case


PUNE: The state anti-corruption bureau (ACB), Pune, on Thursday arrested a senior clerk from the sub-divisional office of Maval-Mulshi for accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 through his accomplice, a computer operator, from a land owner.

The suspect has been identified as Pravin Dhamale (40) of Pimple Gurav. His accomplice, Sandeep Ghadge (28), has also been arrested. The ACB team led by assistant commissioner of police Jagadish Satav made the arrests.

An ACB official said the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) had acquired the complainant and his relative's land in the Maval area after paying them compensation. "Dhamale had demanded Rs 50,000 in bribe from the complainant for helping him get the compensation from the government. The land owner contacted the ACB office and lodged a complaint against Dhamale," he said.

The official said the ACB team verified the complaint and accordingly laid a trap at Dhamale's office near Pune railway station and caught his computer operator Ghadge while accepting the money. He said the ACB has registered an offence against Dhamale and Ghadge with the Bund Garden police station.


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