In Mumbai: Andheri RTO officer uses sign language to demand bribe, arrested
MUMBAI CITY NEWS: The Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) said that Rajesh Pandurang Lokhande would use signs to ask for bribes.Updated: Jun 09, 2017 17:22 IST
A senior clerk of the Andheri Regional Transport Office (RTO) was arrested along with his accomplice in a Rs10,000 graft case on Tuesday.
The Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) said that Rajesh Pandurang Lokhande would use signs to ask for bribes. “The accused demanded a G-Form, a term used to demand bribe,” said a senior ACB officer.
The complainant in the case was seeking a rickshaw permit from the Andheri RTO. “The complainant’s relative won a rickshaw permit in a lottery.
The complainant had acquired the power of attorney to collect the permit,” said the officer.When asked for the bribe, the complainant approached the ACB, after which a trap was laid. Lokhande was caught accepting Rs 4,000 while his agent was caught accepting Rs 6,000 at the RTO office in Andheri. The anti-graft body is investigating if others are involved in the case.
First Published: May 23, 2017 20:16 IST