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Rationing inspector, cop held in separate graft cases

mumbai Updated: Apr 09, 2010 01:04 IST
Sahebrao Lokhande

A rationing inspector and a police sub-inspector were caught by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) while accepting bribes of Rs 500 and Rs 10,000 respectively.

Sub-Inspector Sahebrao Lokhande, of the RCF police station, was trapped while taking money from a newspaper vendor from Bandra on Wednesday.

ACB officials said Lokhande had picked up vendor C.R. Yadav on April 5 and threatened to falsely book him in a case of petrol theft. He allegedly demanded Rs 50,000 from Yadav for a reprieve. The amount was brought down to Rs 25,000 of which Yadav paid Rs 10,000. But Lokhande kept demanding the rest Rs 15,000, and Yadav approached the ACB.

Rationing inspector Sanjay Sonandkar from the Pant Nagar rationing office was caught taking money from an applicant to issue a fresh ration card.

The complainant had lost his card in December 2009. Sonandkar had delayed the issuance of the card to ask for a bribe later.