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Two in ACB net for receiving Rs 15,000 bribe


Thane: Two persons–a Nayab Tehsildar and a Revenue department official– from Ratnagiri district who demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs 15,000 have been arrested by the ACB here.

Addl SP ACB Thane Division, Srinivas Ghadge told that the duo had demanded Rs 15,000 from the complainant, a stone quarrey owner for reducing his penalty amount and not not take any further action on him.

Aggrieved, he lodged a complaint with the Ratnagiri unit of the ACB, following which ACB sleuths laid a trap at the Dapoli Tehsil office last evening and caught accused Nitin Shirke (28) a data operator, accepting the bribe money on behalf of Tehsildar Nathaji Saghat (32).

Offences under sections 7,13(1)(d) and 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, have been registered against both the arrested accused, he said.

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