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KDMC addl commissioner, 2 clerks caught taking Rs 8 lakh bribe

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

An Additional Municipal Commissioner (AMC) of Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and two clerks were today arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 8 lakh, officials said today.

AMC and two clerks- Lalit Amre and Bhushan Patil- were caught taking bribe at the former's office in by the sleuths of Thane unit of the ACB, they said.

"The trio was caught this afternoon in Gharat's office while accepting Rs 8 lakh bribe from the complainant in the case," of Police, ACB Thane unit, Sangramsinh Nishandar, said.

"They had demanded Rs 42 lakh from the complainant for not taking action against his seven-storey unauthorised building. After the negotiations, they had settled at Rs 35 lakh," the said.

The complainant approached the ACB and reported the matter. Based on his complaint, a trap was laid in Gharat's office and the trio was caught accepting the first instalment of the bribe, Nishandar said.

The accused have been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, the said.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 22:35 IST