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ACB arrests two agriculture dept officials for demanding bribe

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

Two Agriculture department officials were today arrested for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe, an Anti-Bureau said.

of the Thane unit of the ACB said that taluka (52) and (49) were arrested during a trap laid near the Bhiwandi taluka agriculture office where the two are posted.

"The 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.

They have been charged under relevant sections of the Prevention of Act and further probe was underway, the informed.

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First Published: Sat, May 26 2018. 18:20 IST