ACB Aurangabad unit nabs suspects caught in 3 traps laid in 24 hours

Times of India | 4 days ago | 24-11-2022 | 10:33 am

ACB Aurangabad unit nabs suspects caught in 3 traps laid in 24 hours

AURANGABAD: The Aurangabad unit of the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) laid three successful traps within 24 hours — between Tuesday night and Wednesday evening. The Aurangabad ACB unit has jurisdiction in the districts of Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed and Osmanabad. Newly-appointed superintendent of police (ACB) Sandeep Atole, while talking to TOI, said, “The traps were carried out after we confirmed the complaints registered against the public servants who demanded cash from citizens.” The officer has appealed to the citizens to reach out to the ACB if they face any demand for bribe from public servants. In the first trap, an ACB team from Jalna arrested Pradeep Yande (43) who is currently posted in Jalna unit of legal metrology department for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from an ex-serviceman. The complainant was asked to pay a bribe to get fuel dispensing nozzles stamped by the official. The complainant is operating a fuel station under the ex-serviceman quota. The accused was arrested after he accepted the powdered currency notes of Rs 8,000 late on Tuesday. He also claimed that of the money accepted by him, Rs 5,000 was for his own use, Rs 2,000 was for his subordinate and Rs 1,000 was for a private operator. This was followed by another trap on Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) senior technician Sahebrao Ghuge for allegedly demanding and accepting Rs 16,200 from a person who had applied for an electricity meter at his plot. In the third case, Shivhar Tamshete a talathi posted at Kumbhar Pimpalgaon in Ghansawangi of Jalna district was arrested for seeking a bribe of Rs 15,000 and accepting Rs 10,000 from the complainant who wanted his mother’s name entered in the revenue records.

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