Of­fi­cer ar­rested for tak­ing `1.50L bribe

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com

THANE: A main­te­nance sur­veyor from the city’s sur­vey of­fice was ar­rested on Wed­nes­day for ac­cept­ing a bribe of Rs1.50 lakh. A case has been reg­is­tered at the Thane Na­gar po­lice sta­tion.

“The vic­tim wanted a site map and the land to be mea­sured as he wanted to con­struct a build­ing at Charai to which the of­fi­cer de­manded Rs3 lakh,” said Rajesh Ba­galkote, po­lice of­fi­cer, Thane anti-cor­rup­tion bureau (ACB).

“We caught him while he was ac­cept­ing Rs1.50 lakh,” he added.

He was iden­ti­fied as Ramesh Sarkate, 52.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, it was on Tues­day when the vic­tim was told about the bribe.

He then in­formed ACB and a trap was laid.

Sarkate sent his friend to ac­cept the money and was caught red-handed at Thane Na­gar around 2pm.

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