Corporator arrested for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe

Thane (Maha): Two persons, including a BJP corporator from the Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation, were today arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh, police said.

Maharashtra ACB Chief Satish Mathur
Maharashtra ACB Chief Satish Mathur

Corporator Ganesh Bane (48) and one Srikant Nagare had demanded Rs 1.20 lakh as bribe from the complainant for not taking action on his construction, Thane unit of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) said in a release here.

Bane represents ward number 44 in the civic body.

Acting on the written complaint, the ACB sleuths led by inspector Bala Kumbhar laid a trap this afternoon at Kolsewadi locality and nabbed the duo while they were accepting Rs 1 lakh as bribe, it said.

A case under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 was registered and probe is underway, the release said.