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Education officer caught taking Rs 1 lakh bribe

Press Trust of India  |  Palghar (Maha) 

An officer was Monday caught while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a teacher, the Anti-Bureau (ACB) said.

Mohan Desle, a with the Palghar Zilla Parishad (ZP), was arrested under the Prevention of Act, DySP of the said in a release.

The 49-year-old was trapped after the aggrieved lodged a complaint with the ACB.

The complainant was employed with a private school and appointed in 2012, Aphale said.

The officer had not given sanction for his post.

The complainant had filed a petition in the against the department and got a judgement in his favour, said the release.

Following the HC order, the complainant approached the 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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 22:50 IST