Two engineers of the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) were nabbed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for demanding bribe of Rs 20,000 from an architect in the district, the agency sources said on Thursday.
Shivaji Chavanke, Executive Engineer and Deputy Engineer Ashok Mehsram were caught last evening for demanding a bribe of Rs 20,000 from an architect for getting a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) for row-houses at Chunchale-Shivar in Nashik, superintendent of police (ACB) Harish Baijal told reporters on Thursday.
Acting on a tip-off, the ACB laid a trap on the duo, alongwith NMC peon Sunil Daptare and private agent Praveen Sonawane, they said.
The ACB also searched Meshram's house and seized cash of Rs 29 lakh, the agency added.
The Shiv Sena ruled-NMC had recently suspended its superintendent engineer Sunil Khune on alleged charges of corruption in underground drainage works.