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Mumbai civic official caught accepting Rs 50,000 bribe

Mumbai: A Sanitary Inspector of BMC was today caught by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000 from a man to issue health licence, officials said.

Maharashtra ACB Chief Satish Mathur.
Maharashtra ACB Chief Satish Mathur.

Mahendra Kashinath Yadav had asked for Rs 1.5 lakh as bribe to issue health licence for a party hall from its arranger, officials from ACB said.

The man agreed to pay the amount in instalments and simultaneously lodged a complaint with ACB. The anti-graft agency laid a trap and caught the 54-year-old while accepting the first installment of Rs 50,000 at R-South ward office in suburban Kandivali, they said.

The Inspector was later placed under arrest.

PTI

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