Mah medical officer seeks bribe for operation; held
MUMBAI, Jan 13 (PTI)
A Government medical officer and his aide were nabbed by the ACB on Sunday in Maharashtra’s Parbhani district for allegedly accepting Rs 8000 in bribe for conducting a surgery on an elderly woman, an official said. Dr Gajanan Kale, the Medical Officer with the Parbhani district hospital, had allegedly demanded the money to insert a rod in one of the leg’s of the woman who had met with an accident, the Anti-Corruption Bureau official said.
Consequently, the son of the woman approached the local ACB unit in Parbhani, around 500 kms from here, following which a trap was set. The official said Dr Kale, who is an MS in Orthopaedics, asked the complainant to hand over the money to his aide Pandurnag Dukre (27), a private person when the ACB team nabbed them on Sunday morning.