After being caught for accepting a bribe in October last year, an office superintendent working in the DGP’s office in Colaba has been booked for owning assets that are 150% more than his known sources of income.
The accused, Baliram Ramchandra Shinde, was caught by the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) last year, after a constable from Pune complained about the bribe demand.
Once an official is caught in such a case, the ACB starts going through his financial and property details. This is when ACB officials found Shinde owned much more than his known sources of income allows.
The ACB has now registered a fresh case of disproportionate assets against Shinde, his wife and son.
“During searches at Shinde’s Navi Mumbai residence, we found Rs75.20 lakh in cash, and deposits of Rs13.99 lakh in the name of his family. He also owns a flat in Navi Mumbai. The assets are 150% more than his known sources of income,” an ACB statement read.
Shinde was caught after a police constable from Pune filed an application with the DGP office asking for a loan. The ACB said Shinde demanded a bribe of Rs22,000 to approve the constable’s application.
The constable then approached the ACB, which laid a trap. Shinde was allegedly caught red-handed while accepting the first instalment of the bribe, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
To reduce corruption among government officials, the ACB is registering cases even against the family members of corrupt officials.