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Ward officer held for demanding Rs 2 lakh bribe

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

The Bureau (ACB) here has arrested a of the Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation and his driver for allegedly demanding Rs 2 lakh from a complainant.

The allegedly demanded the money from the complainant to spare him of action over the construction of some chawls by him in violation of rules, the today said in an official release.

The complainant then approached the unit of which laid a trap and caught the driver yesterday while he was accepting the first instalment of Rs 1 lakh from the complainant on behalf of the ward officer, it said.

Later, the was also arrested, it said.

Offences were registered at a local police station against the duo under relevant sections of the Prevention of Act, 1988, the release added.

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First Published: Thu, October 26 2017. 10:57 IST