The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested an inspector of a Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) and a bank branch manager for accepting Rs 3,000 as bribe.
The accused, Anil Ghamre (42), inspector with DRT-3 and N.B. Agarwal, branch manager of Bank of Maharashtra, Thane, took the bribe to give possession letter to a person who bought a flat at an auction. Agarwal acted as a middleman for Ghamre.
CBI officials said the complainant had purchased a flat at Thane, which was auctioned by the bank in a loan default case. The auction was conducted through the DRT.
Even after the complainant deposited the purchase money, Ghamre was not giving the possession letter to him.
Ghamre initially demanded Rs 25,000 as bribe to give the letter but later agreed on Rs 3,000.
The CBI also raided the residences of Ghamre and Agarwal.