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Clerk caught taking bribe to start grant of hearing, speech impaired girl; held

The girl’s neighbour, in a bid to help her, approached Deepali Pawar (45), who worked as a clerk at the Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana cell in Ulhasnagar tehsil office here, the ACB said in a release issued on Sunday.

mumbai Updated: Jul 07, 2019 12:57 IST
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The clerk allegedly demanded Rs 4,000 from the girl’s neighbour to facilitate re-start of the grant
The clerk allegedly demanded Rs 4,000 from the girl’s neighbour to facilitate re-start of the grant(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
         

A woman clerk at a revenue office in Thane in Maharashtra has been arrested for allegedly taking bribe to re-start financial grant to a physically challenged minor girl, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said.

The financial benefits accorded to the girl, who was deaf and mute, were stopped earlier due to some reasons.

Her neighbour, in a bid to help her, approached Deepali Pawar (45), who worked as a clerk at the Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana cell in Ulhasnagar tehsil office here, the ACB said in a release issued on Sunday.

Pawar allegedly demanded Rs 4,000 from the girl’s neighbour to facilitate re-start of the grant, it said.

The girl’s neighbour then approached the ACB, which laid a trap and caught the clerk while she was accepting Rs 2,000 as first installment of the bribe from the complainant at her office on Saturday, the release said.

The accused was subsequently arrested and booked under relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act, it added.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jul 07, 2019 12:56 IST