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Two govt officials held for taking Rs 5 lakh bribe


Aurangabad: Two officials of town planning department were caught while they were allegedly taking bribe of Rs five lakhs from a complainant, Anti-Corruption Bureau said today.

Town planning department’s assistant director Prasad Gaikwad and his subordinate Sanjay Tonpe had demanded Rs five lakhs from the complainant, a property owner, for sanctioningthe layout of his plot in Sharnapur locality here, ACB’sDeputy Superintendent of Police Prakash Kulkarni said.

The complainant later approached the ACB which laid a trapand nabbed the duo last night while they were accepting thebribe at Gaikwad’s residence, he said.

Osmanpura police have registered a case in thisconnection.

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