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Maharashtra: Village sarpanch, two others booked for demanding Rs 1.5 lakh bribe in Thane

Updated on: 11 August,2023 03:40 PM IST  |  Thane
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The trio allegedly demanded Rs 1.5 lakh to issue a NOC for putting up a hoarding in the village in Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said

Maharashtra: Village sarpanch, two others booked for demanding Rs 1.5 lakh bribe in Thane

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A case has been registered against a village sarpanch and two others for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 1.5 lakh to issue a no objection certificate (NOC), an official from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said on Friday, reported the PTI.


An offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against sarpanch Reshma Sadanand Patil of Dive (Anjur) village in Bhiwandi in Thane district, panchayat member Akash Janardhan Mhatre and the sarpanch's husband Sadanand Patil, Deputy Superintendent of Police ACB Thane in Maharashtra, Madhavi Rajekumbhar said.


The trio allegedly demanded Rs 1.5 lakh to issue a NOC for putting up a hoarding in the village, he said, adding that no arrest has been made in the case so far.


Meanwhile, in an another case on Wednesday, the Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested a 50-year-old clerk with the Thane district supply office in Maharashtra for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 2,500 from a rice mill representative, ACB officials told news agency PTI on Wednesday.

The complainant was involved in the work of polishing rice received from different sources and then supplying it to designated distributors, the ACB said in a release, reported PTI.

Prior to delivery of the processed rice, its inspection was conducted by officials of the district supply office. The accused, identified as Santosh Pradhan, was also among those who carried out inspection of the processed rice, it said.

The accused allegedly demanded Rs 5,000 from the rice mill representative for the certification that the processed rice was fit to be delivered to godowns, the release said, reported PTI.

The rice mill representative lodged a complaint with the ACB's Thane unit which laid a trap on Tuesday at the district supply office located in the collectorate premises and caught the accused accepting Rs 2,500 as part of the bribe, the anti-graft agency said.

A offence has been registered against the accused under the Prevention of Corruption Act at Thane Nagar police station, the ACB added.

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) also arrested a senior technician of state-run power distributor MSEDCL and a middleman for demanding and accepting a bribe from a power consumer in Maharashtra's Palghar district, an official had earlier told the PTI.

(with PTI inputs)

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