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Ward officer from Mumbai suburb caught accepting bribe, arrested

mumbai Updated: Jul 02, 2017 01:14 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,crime,bribe

A ward officer from Kalyan Dombivli Municipal corporation ( KDMC) was arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs25,000 from a man for not conducting an inquiry into the construction of an illegal structure.

The complainant had gave an application to the J-ward officer, identified as Swati Sanjay Garud, for which Garud demanded a bribe of Rs30,000, but settled the deal at on Rs25,000.

“The complainant was building an additional structure in his house, and he did not want the corporation to conduct an inquiry. That is when Garud demanded a bribe, and on Saturday we laid a trap and caught her accepting Rs25,000 near the corporation office “, said police officer from the Thane anti-corruption bureau.

A police case has been lodged with the nearby police station under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

First Published: Jul 02, 2017 00:57 IST