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Two forest dept officers caught while taking bribe

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

The Anti-Corruption Bureau today caught two forest department officers while allegedly accepting bribe.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (ACB) Roshan Yadav said that the complainant, a contractor, had submitted a bill of Rs 11.46 lakh to the forest department for completed works.

Range Forest Officer, Katol division, Kashiram Makde demanded Rs three lakh for clearing the payment, the complainant said.

Similarly, Branch Engineer, circle, Anil Padole demanded Rs 20,000 for certain formalities, he told ACB.

ACB sleuths today caught the two officers red-handed while taking bribe in separate traps, DySP Yadav said.

Makde was caught accepting Rs three lakh at a restaurant in the city, while Padole was arrested in his office.

The two would be produced in a tomorrow.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 19:13 IST