School founder ar­rested for tak­ing bribe

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE -

THANE: A school founder was ar­rested for tak­ing a bribe of Rs1lakh from a teacher at Kha­la­pur in Raigadh dis­trict, the ACB said on Fri­day.

Lax­man Yeram, the founder of a school at Um­bre in Kha­la­pur, was al­legedly caught tak­ing the money at Nerul branch of Abyu­day Bank in Navi Mum­bai last evening, deputy su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Bhag­wat Son­awane, Navi Mum­bai branch of anti-corruption bureau’s (ACB) Thane unit said.

The ac­cused had al­legedly de­manded Rs10 lakh from the com­plainant to is­sue him an appointment or­der as a teacher, he said.

Af­ter ne­go­ti­a­tions on July 21, the school founder agreed for Rs8 lakh as bribe. The first in­stal­ment of Rs1 lakh was to be paid to him by the com­plainant in the bank.

The vic­tim lodged a com­plaint with the ACB which laid a trap and nabbed him while he was al­legedly ac­cept­ing the bribe, the of­fi­cial said.

Of­fence un­der sec­tions 7, 12, 13(1),(d) and 13(2) of the Preven­tion of Corruption Act have been reg­is­tered against the ac­cused with the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion, the ACB of­fi­cials added.

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