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Man held for offering Rs 3 lakh bribe to forest officer

Press Trust of India  |  Palghar 

A 47-year-old man was arrested in district of for allegedly offering Rs 3 lakh bribe to a to not take action against him in an illegal construction case, the Anti-Bureau (ACB) said.

The accused, Dighambar Jethe, along with some other people allegedly carried out an unauthorised construction on a forest land in Vikramgadh taluka, ACB's of police said.

The forest department initiated criminal proceedings against Jethe and others in this connection, he said.

Jethe then allegedly offered Rs 3 lakh to the forest officer concerned to go soft on him, Aphale said.

The subsequently lodged a complaint with the ACB, he said.

The anti-graft agency laid a trap and nabbed Jethe on Wednesday while he was offering bribe to the at his office in Vikramgadh, Aphale said.

The accused was booked under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Act, he added.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 09:50 IST