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2, including civic clerk, held in bribery case


Thane, Nov 14 (PTI) Two persons, including a civic clerk, have been arrested for allegedly taking Rs 10,000 bribe from a complainant, ACB said today.

Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s clerk Vijay B Patil and another person, Faizal Haque, had allegedly demanded the bribe from the complainant for not initiating action against him over some issue regarding the dumpers owned by him, Thane ACB’s Additional SP Shrinivas Ghadge said.

The complainant approached the Thane’s Navi Mumbai unit of ACB which laid a trap yesterday and nabbed Haque who allegedly accepted the bribe on behalf of Patil near Kopri bridge in Vashi, he said.

Patil was also arrested in this connection, he said.

Offences have been registered against the duo under sections 7, 13(1)(d) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, the ACB added.

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