The 49-year-old was trapped after the aggrieved teacher lodged a complaint with the ACB.
The complainant was employed with a private school and appointed in 2012, Aphale said.
The education officer had not given sanction for his post.
Following the HC order, the complainant approached the education officer seeking approval of his post, said the release.
Desle allegedly demanded Rs 3 lakh as a bribe from the complainant to accord sanction to the post, it said, adding later the amount was brought down to Rs 2 lakh which was to be paid in two equal instalments.
The education officer was caught while allegedly accepting the first instalment Rs 1 lakh in the ZP premises, the release added.
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