Mumbai: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials have arrested two forest department officials for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000 and a bottle of whiskey from the employee of a developer for discharging their official duty, agency officials informed on Tuesday.
The accused public servants have been identified as Vijay Dhuri (33) and Vishnu Sangle (55).
Bribe demanded for panchnama & NOC of a land
According to the ACB, the complainant works as a manager with a developer and his employer's work of getting panchnama done for procuring an NOC for a land was pending at forest department office in Wada, Palghar District.
"In order to get the panchnama done Dhuri had demanded Rs 10,000 and a bottle of whiskey from the complainant. Dhuri had asked the complainant to get the whiskey bottle immediately and Sangle had encouraged Dhuri in demanding a bribe," the agency claimed in a statement.
The complainant who did not wish to give the bribe approached the ACB and complained against the accused person. The ACB officials then conducted a trap and caught Dhuri and Sangle red-handed while accepting the whiskey bottle at the forest department office in Wada on Tuesday.
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