Thane : A Deputy Sarpanch was caught accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000 this evening from a villager for issuing him a certificate, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said.

Suresh Waghmare, Deputy Sarpanch of village Borli in Murud taluka of Raigad, had demanded Rs 5,000 from the villager for issuing him a certificate related to assessment of his house, Additional SP (ACB) Shrinivas Ghadge said. Waghmare later scaled down his demand to Rs 4,000 to which the villager agreed and simultaneously lodged a complaint with the ACB. The ACB laid a trap and caught the Deputy Sarpanch accepting the bribe near the Borli bus stand, he said. Waghmare has been arrested and booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.   -PTI

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