The Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) assistant security officer was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Thane on Saturday for allegedly demanding a bribe of ₹2,000 and accepting ₹1,000 from the complainant.
The assistant security officer named Bharat Bule attached with KDMC demanded a bribe from a security guard working in a private security agency and his colleague in return for providing them a fixed posting job.
Sunil Lokhande, Superintendent, ACB, Thane said, "The complainant from whom the accused demanded ₹2,000 was afraid after regular call from Bule for the demanded bribe amount.
"He complained to us and accordingly we laid a trap at KDMC on Saturday and arrested Bule red handed while accepting ₹1,000 bribe amount of the demanded ₹2,000.
"The accused also demanded ₹500 from the complainant colleague. The accused has been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act."
Lokhande further added, " We will be further investigating to find out if the KDMC officials too are involved along with the accused."
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