Chairman of school held for taking `1 lakh bribe
The Navi Mumbai unit of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) arrested the chairman of a government-aided school on Thursday for taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a woman who had applied for the post of a teacher in the Raigad-based school.
The police said Laxman Yeram, 59 demanded Rs 10 lakh from the 26-year-old complainant in exchange for the job. After negotiating, he demanded Rs 8 lakh.
“The complainant, a Juinagar resident, narrated the episode to us. We laid a trap to arrest the accused,” said Dhanraj Jalak, police inspector from the ACB.
Acting on the police’s orders, the complainant called Yeram to Nerul on Friday afternoon to give him Rs 1 lakh, the first installment.
“She had told him that the money would be given to him after she withdrew it from a bank at sector 15. Our officials there arrested the accused while he was accepting the cash from her,” he said.
The police have booked the accused under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. He was produced before the judicial court on Friday.
The police are now investigating the case to find out if he accused has accepted any more bribes using the same modus operandi.