State Transport medical officer held for graft
The complainant had spent around Rs2 lakh for his treatment. When he approached the accused for getting the bill signed, he demanded Rs6,000 from him.
V JOSHI, deputy superintendent of police of ACB
The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) of Navi Mumbai unit arrested a medical officer of State Transport for allegedly taking Rs6,000 bribe from one of their employees on Wednesday.
According to the ACB officials, the accused Jashwant Thambre, 44, had demanded the money to sign on the medical bill of the complainant. He was caught red-handed while accepting the cash.
“According to their protocol, when an employee wants reimbursement of his or her medical expenditures, their medical officer has to sign on the bill. The complaint had spent around Rs2 lakh for his treatment. When he approached the accused for getting the bill signed, Thambre asked for the amount from him,” said V Joshi, deputy superintendent of police of ACB.
“When the complaint came to us, we asked him to go head according to our plan and laid a trap to arrest the accused. Finally, we arrested the accused at his dispensary at Panvel redhanded while accepting the cash,” he added.
The anti-corruption bureau of Navi Mumbai, which came into existence in 2009, has registered over 50 cases till last year.
“We do not reveal the names of the complainants in any case. So people should feel safe to get cases registered against even senior government officials,” another official from the ACB said.