Maharashtra: Lawyer lands in ACB net for accepting Rs 50,000 bribe

Mumbai: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday caught a lawyer while accepting Rs 50,000 bribe in Satara district of Maharashtra, police said. Shivraj Maruti Patil (30), a resident of Karad, was caught outside the consumer court while accepting the bribe from his client, an official said.

Patil was the lawyer of a 46-year-old person, whose case is pending in the consumer court in Karad, he said. “The lawyer demanded Rs 50,000 from the complainant for getting a favorable verdict from the court. Patil told the complainant that he has to give the money to the court,” the official said. Based on the complaint, the ACB laid a trap was laid outside the court premises and Patil was caught in the act, he said.

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