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Thane: Two panchayat officials held for taking Rs 20,000 bribe

Updated on: 24 June,2022 05:22 PM IST  |  Thane
mid-day online correspondent |

Inspector Swapnil Juikar told PTI that based on a complaint, officials of the Thane Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested Sudesh Bhaskar (56), a section engineer with the water supply department of Supegaon village panchayat, and gram sevak Jayesh Thorat (49)

Thane: Two panchayat officials held for taking Rs 20,000 bribe

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Two panchayat officials from Maharashtra's Thane district were arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 20,000.


Inspector Swapnil Juikar told PTI that based on a complaint, officials of the Thane Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested Sudesh Bhaskar (56), a section engineer with the water supply department of Supegaon village panchayat, and gram sevak Jayesh Thorat (49).



The complainant's relative had received a contract to carry out repairs at the panchayat office, and the accused demanded Rs 25,000, which was 5 per cent of the bill amount, for the work done by the contractor, he said.


The complainant approached the ACB, following which a trap was laid and Thorat was caught accepting Rs 20,000 on Thursday evening, he added. A further probe is underway.

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