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Talathi from Kolhapur village held by Maha ACB for bribery

Press Trust of India  |  Kolhapur 

A village-level government revenue and his were Tuesday arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Bureau in for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000, an said.

Shivaji Chandar Koli (53), a talathi posted at Kaneri village of Panhala tehsil here, had demanded money from a person to have the latter's name included in the 7/12 land record extract, an ACB said.

"Koli first demanded Rs 10,000 and then brought it down to Rs 5,000 following negotiations. The victim then approached the ACB and a trap was laid," Girish Gode, ACB of Police, said.

"Koli and his (23) were caught red-handed in the trap while accepting Rs 5,000 from the complainant. Incidentally, it was Lavate's first day at work," Gode informed.

He said a case had been registered and further probe was underway.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 19:55 IST