The anti-corruption bureau (ACB) of Navi Mumbai unit arrested an executive engineer of MSEDCL to for allegedly accepting Rs 15,000 bribe early this week. The government official had allegedly demanded money to give the work compliance report for an installation of a transformer.
According to the official from ACB, the complaint is an employee with a construction company and his company is working on a project at Neral in Raigad. They wanted an electrical transformer near their project and for that, they needed a work compliance report (WCR) from the MSEDCL. The accused, Shailesh Kamble, 52, had demanded Rs 15,000 bribe to issue the WCR to his company.
“The complainant approached us a few days ago and we laid a trap to arrest the accused. We caught him red-handed while accepting Rs 15,000 as a bribe at Panvel on Monday evening. An FIR was registered against him with the Panvel city police,” said an ACB official.