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Village Development Officer booked for seeking bribe

Thane: A village development officer in the district has been booked by for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 75,000 from a complainant, the ACB said today.

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

The village development officer of Kawad (Khurd) group grampanchayat in Bhiwandi here, allegedly sought bribe for releasing some bills of a contractor and clearing his payment.

The contractor then lodged a complaint with the Thane unit of Anti-Corruption Bureau which carried out a probe and found recently that the officer had demanded the bribe.

Subsequently, the accused was yesterday booked under section 7 of Prevention of Corruption Act-1988, Thane ACB’s police inspector Dileep Vichare said.

No arrest has been made so far, he said, adding that further probe was on.

PTI

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