Inspector Sanjay Sadigale of the Thane unit of the ACB said that taluka agricultural officer Abbasaheb Akcoure (52) and superintendent Navnath Dharwad (49) were arrested during a trap laid near the Bhiwandi taluka agriculture office where the two are posted.
"The superintendent had demanded Rs 5 lakh to clear the bill of a man who had carried out some work on behalf of the agricultural office. The man approached the ACB following which we laid a trap," he said.
Ackoure was arrested after he allegedly accepted Rs 2.40 lakh in cash and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh on behalf of Dharwad during the trap, Sadigale said.
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