A corporator from Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation has been booked in a graft case by Thane Unit of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Wednesday.
The ACB has named Siddheshwar Kaamurthi (62) as an accused in their FIR.
According to the ACB, the complainant in the case runs a shop at Padmanagar Vegetable Market in a market at Bhiwandi. Kaamurthi had given an application in the corporation office alleging that the complainant's shop was illegal.
"In order to take his complaint back, Kaamurthi had allegedly demanded a bribe of Rs 2 crore from the complainant. Since the complainant did not wanted to pay bribe he had approached the ACB and had given a written complaint on September 30," the ACB claimed in a statement.
"The ACB had enquired into the allegations made the complainant and it got established that Kaamurthi had demanded the bribe and had settled the amount for Rs 50 lakh. A trap was laid on Wednesday and Kaamurthi was caught red handed accepting bribe," ACB statement read.
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