Two govt officials arrested 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.

Maharashtra ACB DG Pravin Dixit
Maharashtra ACB DG Pravin Dixit

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 sanctioning the layout of his plot in Sharnapur locality here, ACB’s Deputy Superintendent of Police Prakash Kulkarni said.

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

Osmanpura police have registered a case in this connection.